The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for summer seasonal Park Ranger II. The position involves patrol of Bear Creek Lake Park, William Frederick Hayden Green Mountain Park, Stone House Park and Greenbelt Park as well as Main, Smith, and East lake parks. Duties include law enforcement, emergency response, ANS inspections, maintenance, public relations and education. This job requires working nights, weekends and holidays.
Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
Respond to accidents/ injuries interacting with West Metro Fire
Professional Rescuer BLS/CPR and First Aid certification required (may be provided) First Responder or higher certification is preferred
Patrol all Regional parks and open spaces and trails using park trucks, boats, bicycles, UTV's and foot.
Enforcing rules and regulations through written warnings, writing citations or giving verbal warnings
Patrols include a campground and a public beach
Aquatic Nuisance Species / Watercraft Inspector and Decontamination:
State certified Boat inspector and decontamination certification required (may be provided)
Previous experience as a park ranger or a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources are preferred
Twenty-one (21) years of age or older
Physical ability to perform water and ice rescue if necessary (including swimming if needed); provide 1st aid; complete collapsible baton and OC certification; and perform maintenance duties. Applicants with Red Cards may be required to pass a pack test
Valid Colorado Driver's License and good motor vehicle record required
Criminal background check required
Public relations and educating public
Completing required reports and documentation
Dealing with difficult people
Maintenance including emptying trash, litter pickup, clean and stock restrooms
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