COSA Job Posting for Denver Mountain Parks Seasonal Natural Resource Worke r

Job Description

About Our Job

These are on-call positions that will work no more than 39 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits.

Denver Parks & Recreation’s Forestry and Natural Resources division is seeking two Seasonal Natural Resources Workers to support Denver Mountain Parks. These positions will perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the management of city and county forests, including fuels reduction, forest management planning, noxious weed treatments, and many other forestry/natural resources tasks.

These positions will report to the Mountain Parks Headquarters at 300 Union Ave., Morrison, CO 80465. These positions will work Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

DPR recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community. To that end, DPR is committed to:

    • Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion
    • Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes
    • Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity
    • Reinvesting in resources aimed at ensuring DPR is an equitable and just organization

Job duties and responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Perform cruising and data collection for forest-wide inventory
    • Operate a chainsaw for thinning, firewood, insect/disease, and fire mitigation
    • Assist with fire mitigation and forest health service contract layout and management including cruising, boundary delineation, and marking
    • Operate various GPS and GIS applications
    • Implement vegetation management prescriptions including pesticide applications, plant assessments, inventory, and monitoring
    • Mix, load and apply herbicides in a safe manner
    • Perform general labor including fence, facility, and equipment maintenance

About You

We are seeking self-motivated individuals who are team players and are looking to expand their forestry experience. Additionally, our ideal candidates will have:

    • A degree or coursework completed toward a degree in forestry or another related natural resources field
    • Forestry field experience
    • Tree species identification experience
    • Native plant species and invasive plant species identification experience
    • Technical report writing and editing skills
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle in variable weather and road conditions
    • Ability or willingness to learn to operate chainsaws, logging equipment, and other forestry equipment
    • Ability and willingness to perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions
    • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) S-130/190 Wildfire training
    • NWCG Wildland Fire Chainsaws Training S-212
    • Pesticide applicators license or ability/desire to attain license
    • A valid Commercial Driver’s License

Coleman Loughery | Forestry Program Coordinator
Denver Mountain Parks | Denver Parks and Recreation | City and County of Denver

p: (720) 865-0839 | coleman.loughery | c: (303) 968-5433