City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Junior Ranger Program

Contact Name: Matthew DeSimone

Company/Organization/Agency: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Junior Ranger Program

Address: 2520 55th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301 United States

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Job Title: Junior Ranger Program Lead

Job Description: Overall Job Objective:
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Junior Ranger Program seeks 8 dedicated outdoor educators to lead teams of youth ages 14-17 on OSMP lands this summer. Junior Ranger Program Team Leaders build functional teams, complete trail maintenance and land restoration projects, and support youth stewardship and job skill development. Position is full-time seasonal.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Co-leads a 10-member Junior Ranger youth conservation team, completing natural resource projects such as trail maintenance and construction, forestry, vegetation management, and ecological restoration.
-Responsible for the transportation and general management of the team including safety, supervision, project management, discipline and evaluation.
-Coordinates team tasks and daily operations with co-leader and team leader in training.
-Provides opportunities for team leader in training to facilitate activities and work projects and develop leadership skills.
-Supervises youth and develops team environment.
-Works cooperatively with OSMP staff project sponsors to carry out site-specific work plans.
-Organizes work within the work group to maximize safety, project completion, team development, and individual contribution.
-Integrates learning opportunities into project timeline to help youth members develop stewardship awareness.
-Plans and facilitates environmental education lessons and team building activities.
-Provides task instruction as needed.
-Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, acts accordingly to prevent accidents and injuries. Uses all proper safety equipment. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
-Keeps accurate records on each Junior Ranger team member, which includes documentation of hours worked, incident reports, progress reports and evaluations.
-Works as part of a team, attending training, orientation and/or staff meetings as needed.
-Openly shares successes and challenges to support team learning and individual growth.
-Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.

-Minimum age: 21 years old by program start date.
-A high school diploma, or equivalent, and a combination of at least two years of college coursework and/or field experience.
-At least one full season of experience supervising youth or teaching a comparable size of middle school or high school youth.
-Valid Colorado Driver’s License (or state of residency), driving skill, and a good driving record.
-Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
-Ability to evaluate conditions in assigned area and make judgments related to safety.
-Ability to provide information, instruct and supervise individual team members and groups.
-Ability to organize information and follow established procedures.
-Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment under a variety of weather conditions.
-Ability to plan activities, organize materials and tasks, and maintain accurate records.
-Basic problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively.
-Effective leadership and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – in addition to the required minimum qualifications:
-Trail maintenance or natural resource management experience.
-Environmental education experience.
-Knowledge of positive youth development principles.
-Standard First Aid and Adult CPR certification required. (Free Wilderness First Aid (WFA) class offered during Team Leader training).
-Supplemental Information

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 13-August 9 at Wonderland Lake Foothills Nature Center (4201 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304)

Team Leader staff training begins Monday, May 13
Junior Ranger Program Session 1: June 4 – June 28
Unpaid holiday break July 1 – 4
Team Leader preparation days July 5 & 8
Junior Ranger Program Session 2: July 9 -August 2
Team Leader wrap-up August 5 – 9

Job Start Date: 5/13/2019

Application Deadline: 3/10/2019

Additional Information: Please apply here:

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