COSA Park Ranger position open!

Please click the link below to see our job posting for a full-time, permanent, benefitted position at the City of Aurora.


The Park Ranger provides for public safety, natural resource management, and community outreach primarily at sites and facilities assigned to the Open Space and Natural Resources Division of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department.

  • Provides for operations including public safety, natural resource protection, and community outreach at sites and facilities assigned to the Open Space and Natural Resources Division
  • Enforces City adopted rules and regulations, investigates violations, issues summons, and appears in court; patrols and provides for the security of City assets
  • Supports and or manages PROS community outreach programs including special events, volunteer service, and interpretive programs
  • Prepares for, responds to, and coordinates emergency response and rescue operations
  • Provides customer service and communicates effectively with members of the public and City personnel
  • Adheres to policies and procedures
  • Completes required financial transactions and record keeping
  • Resolves complex problems and conflicts
  • Produces reports
  • Manages files and records
  • Performs routine maintenance operations
  • Assists with the hiring and supervision of contingent employees and volunteers
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of relevant topics and legislative issues
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.



  • Associates Degree in natural resource management, natural sciences, park and recreation management, criminal justice, public administration, business administration, behavioral sciences, or a directly related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)


  • At least 1 year of experience enforcing rules and regulations related to parks, open space, reservoirs, and other natural resources including experience providing significant support and or management for successful community outreach programs.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • Fluent in English and Spanish (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of ecological principles and practices related to natural resources and stewardship of ecosystems
  • Principles and practices of law enforcement related to parks, open space, reservoirs, and other natural resources
  • Effective and efficient community outreach programs such as special events, volunteer, and or interpretive program development and management.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally, graphically, and in writing
  • Analyze problems to provide best options and assistance
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Make effective presentations.


  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills, use of personal computers and related software that includes word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications
  • Operate a variety of equipment and vehicles including trucks, boats, all-terrain vehicles, bicycles, etc.

Licenses, Certificates Preferred:

  • Colorado Driver’s License with good driving history.(Required)
  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR
  • EMT
  • First Responder
  • OC
  • Volunteer Management
  • Certified Interpretive Guide
  • Emergency Water Safety
  • Ice Rescue
  • defensive driving

Brian Green

Open Space and Natural Resources Superintendent

Open Space and Natural Resources Division

303-326-8428 office

720-319-1939 cell