COSA Seasonal Park Ranger positions


We are excited to announce that the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District has two seasonal Park Ranger Positions open for applications! This is a great opportunity to work with a tight knit group and gain valuable experience as you start your career in Natural Resource Mgmt.

You can apply for the position here:

Thank you! I look forward to see your applications

Job Description:

Park Ranger Part-Time

Centennial | Littleton | Lone Tree

$12.75 – $16.68 per hour

Here’s an opportunity for you to apply for what many consider to be a ‘dream job!’ – working as a Park Ranger for one of South Suburban’s beautiful parks and trails! The Park Ranger is an unarmed law enforcement position that enforces park rules and regulations in South Platte Park and along the river corridor on a bicycle. You will also spend time driving a vehicle or patrolling on foot, however, the bicycle will remain the main mode of transportation. Work with the public to provide information, conduct patrol and permit compliance, safety inspections, and respond to emergencies, resolve visitor complaints, and assist users with permits and special events. In addition, this position works in wildlife and resource management and environmental education. The job may require shifts ranging from morning to evening hours, weekends and holidays.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Has excellent customer service and communication skills as you will be interacting with the public on a daily basis and need to represent the District in a positive manner.
  • Ability to ride bicycle for approximately 20 miles/day.
  • Certifications in self-defense, officer safety, resource management, interpretation, or equipment operations is strongly preferred.
  • Has the skills and knowledge of basic park resource and facility operations and maintenance.
  • Is proficient in evaluating situations, applying rules and guidelines, determining and carrying out appropriate course of action to achieve desired results.
  • Has knowledge in practices relating to conservation, preservation, and protection of significant natural or scenic resources.
  • Has knowledge and skills in the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape, building, facility and utility system maintenance.
  • Will have the ability to perform multiple functions at once and the ability to handle the public in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Has the ability to verbally communicate effectively; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen (18) years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six (6) months working in law enforcement, park management, or natural resource management.
  • CPR/AED & First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or have the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Perks of Employment at South Suburban

  • FREE use of our recreation/fitness centers, swimming pools, and ice arena
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.

David Hardy, Senior Park Ranger
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
3000 W Carson Dr Littleton, CO 80120 | 303.730.1022 | 303.435.8227 cell
How We Work: Professional, Active, Innovative & Inclusive