COSA CPW Temporary Policy and Planning Associate Position Opening

CPW is hiring a temporary Policy and Planning Associate. Please share this with anyone you know who may be interested. Thanks!

POSITION: Policy and Planning Associate – Policy and Planning Section

START & END DATE: November 2019 to August 2020

PAY RATE: $13.33 to $16.00 per hour commensurate with experience

LOCATION: 1313 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203



The Colorado Parks and Wildlife section that supports development of parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation policies and plans is seeking a temporary Policy and Planning Associate to help with a variety of high priority planning, policy and public involvement projects. This temporary position is full-time (40 hrs/week) for nine months. Position may require occasional overnight travel.

Primary duties include:

  • Internet research, taking meeting minutes and drafting and editing documents, memos, or presentations related to a wide variety of park, wildlife, outdoor recreation and natural resource issues; and
  • Supporting agency staff in data collection and analysis efforts. This could include field and online data collection, data entry and analysis;
  • Administrative tasks and other general office duties to support public involvement, policy and planning activities.


The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management/Biology, or related field with relevant experience and interest in parks, wildlife and/or the outdoor recreation profession. Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and internet research is required. Candidates should be well organized, detail-oriented, and have excellent communication skills (oral and written). S/he should also be able to work independently, multi-task effectively and possess an overall positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications: Skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, including survey implementation and online survey tools are desired. Experience with ArcGIS is beneficial.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (1-2 pages) via e-mail. Submittals should be directed to: dnr_cpw_planning with "Policy and Planning Associate Position" in subject line. All applicants will be sent an email to confirm the receipt of their application. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview in mid-late October in the Denver area.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an environment that is inclusive, respectful, and equitable, and to employ the talents of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to accomplish our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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