Standley Lake is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Park Ranger and Ranger Trainee positions! Standley Lake is a multi-use recreation and water-storage facility, and is the drinking water supply for Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton. With 1,063-acres of surface area, Standley Lake is Westminster’s largest body of water. It is also the Denver metropolitan area’s third largest reservoir. In addition to hiking, bicycling, camping, wildlife viewing and other park-based recreational activities, the lake offers visitors numerous opportunities for fishing and paddling.
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.
**An open house will be held at Standley Lake Visitor’s Center on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This will be a time when you can visit the park and Visitor’s Center, find out about the responsibilities of the position, and speak with the current employees.**
The Park Ranger Trainee position is an entry-level Parks position responsible for entrance station operation and paddle craft rental transactions. This position is ideal for candidates considering a career as a Park Ranger or Nature Interpreter, but may not yet be qualified for such positions. This position receives full training to inspect for invasive species like milfoil, or other plant species on 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, 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 for 5-10 hours/week 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.
Lake Operations Coordinator
City of Westminster – Standley Lake
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” – Aldo Leopold