Nov 01, 2018

Seasonal Park Ranger

$16.00 hourly
  • City of Lakewood
  • Lakewood, CO, USA
Part-Time Law Enforcement & Security

Job Description

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

Emergency response:

  • 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
  • Wildfire response

Law enforcement:

  • 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)

Essential Qualifications

  • 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
  • Money handling
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Maintenance including emptying trash, litter pickup, clean and stock restrooms
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Security Clearance

Requires Security Clearance

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