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Ranger (Seasonal) 


Class Definition:

Technician title covers job classes that work under close/basic supervision with detailed and specific instructions; requires skills in records management, and ability to understand and follow technical procedures, including closely related methods and procedures, with limited choices and basic options.

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs patrols of Open Space and Trails (OST) properties throughout the County to enforce codes and regulations and protect visitors and cultural and natural resources. Coordinates interagency law enforcement and first responder incidents. Performs public education, outreach, compliance, and enforcement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Patrols OST properties and trails; educates the public on local habitats, history, and recreation opportunities; fields questions from trail users on a wide variety of topics; acts as a public representative of OST. Duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Contacts individuals in violation of Pitkin County OST codes; informs the public of OST related regulations; enforces codes with verbal and written warnings; issues penalty assessments as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with local law enforcement, USFS law enforcement, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers when necessary to address enforcement and public safety issues; documents code violations for incident reports and appears in court as required.
  • Documents enforcement contacts, resource damage, and first response incidents with comprehensive reports; participates in maintaining records database.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and accidents on OST properties and trails; provides emergency care; coordinates with local EMS agencies in emergency responses; investigates cases.
  • Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Position Requirements


Education and Experience:

Associate’s Degree preferred; AND one year of experience in code enforcement or law enforcement; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License.
  • Emergency Medical Technician at the Basic level preferred, but not required.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Wilderness First Responder preferred.


Knowledge of:

  • Conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation methods and techniques.
  • Safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Environmental policies and issues.
  • Applicable local and Federal laws, codes, statutes, regulations, and rules.
  • Record keeping and report preparation principles, practices, and methods.

Skill in:

  • Working with the public tactfully and professionally.
  • Providing emergency medical care.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Hiking and bicycling moderate to strenuous distances.
  • Maintaining composure in stressful and emergency situations.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

  • Work is performed outdoors and required moderate or strenuous physical exertion. May be exposed to inclement weather conditions, dangerous tools, equipment, and wildlife, hazardous chemicals, and possible exposure to bodily fluids.


$20.41 to $23.98 dependent on qualifications.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position (1) Ranger (Seasonal)  
Close Date 3/10/2018  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Open Space & Trails  
About the Organization Pitkin County government provides valued and high quality public services supporting the health, safety and well-being of people and the natural environment. Pitkin County is a tobacco-free workplace.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
EEO-4 Job Category None Specified 

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