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Technician IV / Park Resource Technician Posted Jan 10
State of Colorado , Walden, CO
If your goal is to invest in a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Our professionals are committed to supporting state government and the citizens of Colorado.

Our mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion, we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Customer service is a key component for every position across state government. We are focused on improving Efficiency (use of resources), Effectiveness (impact of our work), and Elegance (graceful service interactions).


Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.

This work unit exists to direct and implement a variety of outdoor recreation programs and activities at State Forest State Park, the largest land based State Park in Colorado, within the guidelines of Colorado State Statutes, regulations, and Division of Parks and Wildlife policy and procedures for the use and benefit of approximately 450,000 visitors which utilize the area annually. This unit provides a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities to the public, while working to ensure that safety and high quality standards are met. It maintains and improves visitor facilities, park infrastructure and natural resources within the park. This unit is responsible for providing visitor services, maintenance functions, natural resource protection, natural resource education, administrative functions, inter-agency cooperation and assisting with statewide programs. The work unit administers State Park Programs within the district, and provides recreation and natural resource management expertise to Federal, State, County, Local, and Private Entities.

Description of Job

This position exists to provide a safe and pleasant environment for recreational activities by cleaning, repairing, replacing and operating equipment, systems, grounds, facilities, and infrastructure for the use of park visitors and staff. This position primarily inspects and maintains, visitor services buildings, utilities, purchases janitorial supplies, user level computer server and troubleshooting functions and maintaining compliance with Local, State and Federal guidelines (OSHA, ADA, etc.). Maintain and operate per Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) standards five Class D, once Class B and one hand pump water system. Provides management support by hiring, training, scheduling and supervising temporary maintenance personnel and volunteers to accomplish work plan goals and fulfill day-to-day, periodic and long-term maintenance functions. Responsible for purchasing activities, and works with budgets, contractors and operates within state fiscal guidelines. Must acquire and maintain certifications as needed to fulfill the functions of the position, complete/submit regular reports and communicate with park management, State Park management teams, utility companies, outside agencies, partners and the general public. Entry of fleet vehicle information, time sheets, Geographical Information Systems research, and product research. Additional duties include managing the park's grounds, back country, roads, campsites, picnic areas, trails, management of park owned and/or State Fleet owned vehicles and alternative vehicles, general equipment maintenance and participates in the planning and execution of natural resource management, and weed/pest management. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Four years of experience in construction, farming, ranching, natural resource management, landscaping, parks administration or facility management and includes carpentry mechanical, electrical and/or plumbing experience. You must adequately demonstrate your experience as it pertains to the duties of this job description on your application.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university or non-correspondence school course in biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, natural resources management, outdoor recreation, parks administration, parks management, parks and outdoor recreation, range management, wildlife biology, wildlife management or zoology may substitute for of the required experience. If you are using a degree to substitute for the required experience you MUST submit a transcript from the college or university with your application materials to verify coursework. Do not send a link to a University or College, you must submit a transcript (document) with your on-line application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in trade skills: carpentry, automotive and small engine mechanics, electrical and plumbing trades, landscaping or trails design and build, small and heavy equipment operation, and water treatment system management (please describe in detail on your application).
Prior experience in natural resource and/or outdoor recreation or similar field.
Experience handling urgent and/or emergent situations, which may include assisting with life rendering aid.
Basic knowledge, understanding and experience with GIS (please describe in detail on your application).
Proficient in Word, Excel, Google Mail and Internet.
Experience with accounting systems; specifically procurement of goods and services, contracting, accounts receivable, and budgeting.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be willing and able to reside in Walden or a neighboring rural community such as Gould or Rustic in Jackson County or western Larimer County in the Poudre Canyon.
Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire.
Must be willing and able to respond to and manage urgent and/or emergent situations, which may include assisting with life rendering aid
Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a Class B water license within time frame established by Supervisor at the time of hire.
Must be willing and able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, which includes climbing lifting balancing walking, stooping, kneeling and handling of tools and materials.
Must be willing and able to work outdoors in various conditions for extended periods of time
Must be willing and able to operate boats, OHV, golf carts, maintenance equipment including but not limited to: mowers, chain saws, weed whips, tractors, snow plows, backhoe dump truck and snowmobiles.
Must possess and maintain a current and valid Colorado driver's license.
Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays as needed.
Must be willing and able to travel with occasional overnight travel.

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