COSA Now Hiring: Human Dimensions Research Technician – City of Boulder Op en Space and Mountain Parks


The City of Boulder Human Dimensions Team is looking to hire a Human Dimensions Research Technician to join our team for the summer and fall of 2022! As a Research Technician with Open Space and Mountain Parks, you will be part of a dynamic team that is at the forefront of advancing data-driven decision-making on public lands through the application of social science research. Specifically, the Human Dimensions Research Technician is responsible for carrying out data collection in the field (70-90% of your time) using a variety of data collection methods. Duties may include collecting visitation counts using automated trail counter equipment, administering surveys to open space visitors, and assessing parking dynamics through a variety of direct observation and technological methods.

Preferred candidates will have a mix of educational and applied experience with social science data collection on public lands, particularly in the realm of recreation and visitation monitoring and research. For a full list of desired qualifications and to apply, see the job posting on the City of Boulder’s Job Opportunities page. Please note that while our working title is "Research Technician", the job posting will say "Crew Member".

This will be approximately a 7 to 9-month position, with a target start date of May 16th. It will be a full-time (40 hours per week) position and will include medical benefits (benefits start at beginning of employment). For more information about benefits, see the Non-Union Employee Benefits guide on the City of Boulder Employee Benefits Guide page. This position will fall under the "Temporary (30 – 40 hour)" category. The pay range is $18.32 – $22.40 hourly, based on experience and qualifications. For more information, you may contact Colin Leslie,

This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is selected.


Colin Leslie

Human Dimensions Sr Analyst

(303) 319-5349



Open Space and Mountain Parks

2520 55th Street | Boulder, CO 80301