COSA Job Posting – Park Ranger Supervisor

Adams County is currently recruiting for a Park Ranger Supervisor to help create and lead a new ranger program for Adams County Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Arts Department. See below.

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SALARY: $64,126.56 – $89,777.18 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/04/20
CLOSING DATE: 08/18/20 04:30 PM
Performs supervisory duties over Park Rangers involved in patrolling Adams County parks, trails, and open space properties to provide visitor safety and resource protection, education, interpretation and ensure compliance with parks rules and regulations. Under general supervision, the Park Ranger Supervisor has personal accountability for developing and growing the Adams County Park Ranger program.
  • Leads by example to model top notch customer services to the residents of Adams County.
  • Supervises and performs foot, bicycle, and vehicle patrols to enforce rules and regulations in Parks, Trails and Open Spaces of unincorporated Adams County.
  • Provides public education and ticketing where appropriate, complaint investigations, closure monitoring, dumping/encroachment mitigation, and agricultural land patrol.
  • Manages the camping allowed by permit only at the Riverdale Regional Park and enforces rules and regulations for individuals using the campsites.
  • Manages and enforces the recreational activities allowed at the bodies of water within the Adams County Parks and Open Space System. This will eventually include non-motorized boating at Willow Bay Open Space and will require the Ranger Program to be prepared and equipped for water rescues and enforcement.
  • Develop and manage a volunteer program for stewardship of the County’s Parks, Trails, and Open Space System.
  • Serves as a specialist by contributing parks law enforcement expertise to department plans, projects, committees, policy development and meetings.
  • Plans, develops and implements specific parks resource protection projects, record keeping systems and programs.
  • Perform basic maintenance operations including trash removal, restroom cleaning, fence and sign maintenance.
  • Prepare annual budget requests and justifications for the Park Ranger Program, and monitors expenditures within the Ranger Program budget.
  • Develops and manages programmatic needs with areas of responsibility or as assigned. To include needs/issues that result in the interaction of the vulnerable populations (homeless and at-risk individuals).
  • Investigates complaints of Parks & Trails Officer behavior and makes formal recommendations. Manages assigned budget and purchases needed services and goods per county policies.
  • Develop standard operating procedures and make formal recommendations.
  • Develops and coordinates strategies for rule compliance and education in areas of responsibility. Plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of staff members, provides technical expertise to staff, and establishes unit and staff work goals and objectives.
  • Works with various internal and external customers to resolve complaints and/or problems and answers a variety of questions/concerns.
  • Coordinates with other departments (i.e. Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, ADCOM, etc.) as assigned regarding operational efficiencies.
  • Reviews, develops, and/or modifies work plans, methods, and procedures, determines work priorities, and develops work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage.
  • Provides work instruction, assists employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments, and encourages inclusion and innovation.
  • Trains and develops employees in the day-to-day procedures of the work unit and mastery of individual knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to work tasks.
  • Conducts hiring interviews and selects candidate(s) for job opening(s).
  • Resolves problems, mediates conflicts encountered during daily operations, determines appropriate solutions, and promotes teamwork.
  • Encourages regular communication and informs staff of relevant business issues and their impact on the organization.
  • Develops goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback, and formally evaluates the work of the employee; provides reward and recognition for proper and efficient performance.
  • Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
  • Ensures quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of unit activities and safety measures.
  • Documents causes for disciplinary action, initiates letters of reprimand, and makes formal recommendations for disciplinary action.
  • Responds to formal and informal employee grievances and prepares written responses.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions enough to be able to establish a safe environment for self and others.
  • Skill in applying existing guidelines or recommending new approaches to the development and modification of work plans, methods, and procedures for the work unit or function.
  • Ability to learn how to and make appropriate use of pepper spray and other defensive equipment.
  • Ability to learn and maintain CPR and first aid techniques sufficient to be able to perform lifesaving measures and render first aid when needed.
  • Computer skills: Learn the operation of computer and County-supported software, to include MS Office Suite, JD Edwards, E-Docs and other software.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. This may include working with vulnerable populations (homeless and at-risk individuals) and providing case support.
  • Ability to remain motivated, dynamic, and engage in problem-solving throughout the day.
  • Learn, interpret, and apply State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Learn court procedure, including, but not limited to, citation issuance and court documents.
  • Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact, always maintaining excellent customer service whenever possible.
  • Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances and act accordingly to prevent accidents.
  • Use all required safety equipment.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of parks law enforcement experience is required. A combination of experience in parks maintenance, natural resource management code enforcement, or traditional law enforcement may be substituted for up to two (2) years of parks law enforcement experience..
  • Additionally, applicants must demonstrate at least two (2) years of customer service and one (1) year in a lead/supervisory capacity.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management/Biology, Environmental Education, Park Management, Criminal Justice, or related field preferred, and may be used as a substitute for one (1) year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English.
  • Experience in hiking and mountain biking.
  • Awareness of current events and management issues in Adams County Parks and Trails.
  • Experience with vulnerable populations (homeless and at-risk individuals), emergency medical care, and de-escalation training/experience.
  • Experience in environmental education and youth programming.
  • Certified in Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
  • First Responder certification.

License or Certificate:

  • By position, requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Possession of CPR and first aid certification by the completion of probation and must maintain throughout employment.
  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment. Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Marc Pedrucci

Natural Resource Manager

Parks, Open Space, & Cultural Arts Department


Riverdale Regional Park

9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601

O: 303.637.8014 | mpedrucci |