Do you enjoy working outdoors? Standley Lake is currently seeking seasonal park rangers, a Park Naturalist Aide and nature center attendants! Apply for any of these opportunities here!
The Program Coordinator I- Standley Lake Naturalist Aide position is responsible for facilitating park interpretive and environmental education programs for children ranging from kindergarten to middle school for the Junior Ranger Academy program funded by the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Inspire grant. Westy POWER-PODER, whose name stands for "Promoting the Outdoors through Wellness, Education & Recreation" (POWER) and "Promoviendo Oportunidades de Educación Recreativas" (PODER), a GOCO Generation Wild coalition in Westminster, connects families and youth with nature to promote nature, wellness and literacy to under-served populations. This position develops and presents culturally relevant information to children on the park’s natural resources and history. Recreation staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants throughout programs and through the duration of transport to and from the park. Must be able to work on varied shifts that include weekends and holidays.
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.
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.**
Please let us know if you have any questions! Thanks!
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