COSA City of Boulder Job Opportunity: Temporary Ecological Restoration Cr ew member (IPM, Wildlife & Natural Lands Maintenance)

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Temporary Ecological Restoration Crew Member (IPM, Wildlife & Natural Lands Maintenance)

Department: Parks & Recreation

Job Number: 2022-00554


This position is a dynamic role that is part of a team of professionals who manage the natural areas of the Parks and Recreation system. Gain work experience across multiple disciplines including IPM/restoration, wildlife management, community engagement and natural lands maintenance. This is a great learning opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience towards a career in natural lands management.

The starting pay for this position is $18.31 – $22.38/hour, commensurate with experience.


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Restoration:

· Removes noxious and invasive weeds by utilizing assorted mechanical methods (digging, hand pulling, whipping, tractor and mower operation, chainsaw) and by chemical control (backpack spraying, wicking, stump treatments). May implement biological and cultural control methods.

· Assists with restoration projects such as native tree/forb planting, watering duties, re-seeding, seed collection, mulching, mitigation work and wildlife habitat enhancements.

Wildlife Management:

· Performs wildlife surveys such as early morning prairie dog counts, ANS monitoring, bird observations and evening frog surveys.

· Performs wildlife mitigation with a focus on prairie dog management including relocation and utilizing exclusionary measures such as installing and maintaining barriers.

Community Engagement:

· Assists with volunteer, jail crew, youth crew and community service projects.

· Assists with public environmental education and outreach programs including tabling and trail monitoring.

Natural Lands Maintenance:

· Performs trash removal and restroom maintenance.

· Assists with maintenance and construction of infrastructure including fencing, trails and signage.

Reporting & Communications:

· Maintains detailed records of work performed and resources used. Performs data entry and provides information for reports.

· Utilizes technology to collect and update data.

This is a position that will allow you to expand upon your existing skills and learn new ones across multiple areas of natural lands management. Learning about multiple disciplines at once can help you define your specific areas of interest. This position is a good steppingstone no matter the direction of natural lands management you choose.

The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit BPR Temp Ecology Tech.

Joy P. Master

Natural Lands Program Coordinator

(pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers) What’s This?

Natural Lands Team Joint Line: 303-413-7261


Boulder Parks & Recreation

3198 Broadway | Boulder, CO 80304