COSA Seasonal Ranger opportunities with Westminster

The City of Westminster has openings for Seasonal Rangers and Trainees. This is an exciting opportunity to join an amazing staff managing one of the largest reservoirs in the greater Denver region with thousands of visitors enjoying hiking, bicycling, camping, wildlife viewing and other park-based recreational activities, and numerous opportunities for fishing and paddling. Job descriptions below, apply at

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The Park Ranger Trainee position is an entry level Parks position responsible for ensuring the integrity of the City’s Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) prevention program by conducting boat inspections, tagging boats as they exit the lake and educating boaters on the importance of ANS prevention. Park Ranger Trainees are also responsible for paddle craft rental transactions and working at the rental station. This includes providing excellent customer service to visitors, fitting visitors with PFD’s, and preparing equipment for use. This position is ideal for candidates considering a career as a Park Ranger or Naturalist, but may not yet be qualified for such positions. This position receives full training to inspect for invasive zebra/quagga mussels, milfoil, or other plant species on boats and personal watercraft and protects natural resources from non-native species that threaten wildlife, drinking water/irrigation, and all water-related outdoor recreation. This is a highly visible position, which is responsible for using a complex POS computer reservation system to process payments for rental craft, and provide information and courteous service to visitors. This position requires the ability to multi-task, learn and use new technology, work quickly and accurately, and independently handle a high volume of visitors at peak times. Park Ranger Trainees will also have the opportunity to work alongside Park Rangers in their daily duties to receive Park Ranger training. This position is seasonal and works from mid-April through September 30th. Recreation staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants. Must be willing and able to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays.


The Seasonal Park Ranger position is responsible for park regulation enforcement work, routine park maintenance, park patrol, water patrol, interpretation and visitor safety at Standley Lake Regional Park and Wildlife Refuge. Recreation staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants. This position is classified as safety-sensitive due to the nature of the work. Employees in this position may be subject to random drug testing and/or heightened supervision per the personnel policies and rules. Must be willing and able to work a varied schedule from mid-April through early October including weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Joe Reale

Open Space Superintendent

City of Westminster

4800 W. 92nd Avenue * Westminster, CO 80031

Office 303-658-2142

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