COSA Seasonal Park Ranger Job Opportunity at South Suburban

Hello COSA community,

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for 5 seasonal Park Ranger positions. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested. Below is a description of the position and a link to the application.

Park Ranger Part-Time

$15.50- $19.93 per hour

Here’s an opportunity for you to apply for what many consider to be a ‘dream job!’ – working as a Park Ranger for one of South Suburban’s beautiful parks and trails! The Park Ranger is an unarmed law enforcement position that enforces park rules and regulations in South Platte Park and along the river corridor by vehicle, bicycle or foot. Work with the public to provide information, conduct patrol and permit compliance, safety inspections, and respond to emergencies, resolve visitor complaints, and assist users with permits and special events. In addition, this position works in wildlife and resource management and environmental education. The job may require shifts ranging from morning to evening hours, weekends and holidays.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Certifications in self-defense, officer safety, resource management, interpretation, or equipment operations is strongly preferred.
  • Has the skills and knowledge of basic park resource and facility operations and maintenance.
  • Is proficient in evaluating situations, applying rules and guidelines, determining and carrying out appropriate course of action to achieve desired results.
  • Has knowledge in practices relating to conservation, preservation, and protection of significant natural or scenic resources.
  • Has knowledge and skills in the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape, building, facility and utility system maintenance.
  • Will have the ability to perform multiple functions at once and the ability to handle the public in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Has the ability to verbally communicate effectively; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen (18) years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six (6) months working in law enforcement, park management, or natural resource management.
  • CPR/AED & First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or have the ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, a botanical garden event center, a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.

Link to Apply:

Madeline Fraser, Lead Park Ranger
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
3000 W Carson Dr, Littlteton, CO, 80210 | 303-435-8229