Jefferson County Open Space

Contact Name: Demetrius Parker

Company/Organization/Agency: Jefferson County Open Space

Address: 100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Suite 4530, Golden, Colorado 80419 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (303) 271-8437

Job Title: Trails Program Coordinator

invites applications for the position of: 
Trails Program Coordinator

An Equal Opportunity Employer  

SALARY: $52,933.65 - $67,490.41 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/04/17  

CLOSING DATE: 05/25/17 06:00 PM  

DIVISION: Open Space  



Are you seeking more than a paycheck on your new adventure? Then Jefferson County wants to bring to your attention to a position that we currently have open here in the County. Jefferson County is currently hiring a Trails Program Coordinator. This position provides you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. We are seeking a game changer, someone that loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with. If this describes you and you're seeking this type of adventure then keep reading below.

Under limited supervision, provides professional planning related to Open Space preservation and management. Oversees all stages of plan and project development of Open Space parks with heavy emphasis on trail planning and development. Must have the ability to self-organize and plan own tasks and work products, meet tight deadlines, work on multiple projects at one time, project management experience, experience planning and coordinating trail or recreational components and facilities.

About Jefferson County:
A career with Jefferson County Government offers the best candidates career growth and a diverse workforce. More than a paycheck, your job enriches the lives of the citizens of Jefferson County. Jefferson County is a major stop along RTD's Light Rail West Line.

Living and working in Jefferson County offers the quintessential Colorado lifestyle sought after by many. Residents enjoy easy access to mountain activities such as hiking, skiing and rafting, while also being able to take advantage of the eclectic amenities offered by the greater metropolitan Denver area.

Located at the heart of the foothills of Golden, city life, bike paths, hiking and adventure are just a step away. When you're ready to learn, grow, and make a contribution to your community, find your career with us.  


- Coordinate and collaborate with staff, other municipalities and the public to advance trail development through planning, developing and updating trails master planning documents

- Employee will lead interdisciplinary planning teams related to the evaluation and approval of park and community trail projects; via written, oral and graphic information and presentations.

- Coordinate planning of trails development; prioritizing projects, documenting scope, creating cost estimations, and planning the scheduling of staff, contractors and consultants

- Employee is responsible for attending and representing Open Space at a variety of internal and external project meetings and regularly interacting with the community.

- Employee is responsible for research, preparing planning studies and design solutions for trail projects, as well as writing grant applications for funding to meet project objectives  


Requires Bachelor's degree in outdoor recreation management, landscape architecture, environmental planning or policy, natural resource management, community design, urban & regional planning or equivalent. Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum of 1 year experience in one of the above areas required, 3 years of experience preferred.

Offer of employment contingent on criminal history, motor vehicle record checks and education verification.

Trail and outdoor recreation planning experience, project management, conservation planning and government experience preferred.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, engineering and architectural drawings, designs, diagrams, specifications and topo maps preferred.

Knowledge of GIS software applications is preferred.

PMP and/or RLA Preferred.  


Must possess valid driver's license, requires valid Colorado driver's license within thirty days hire date; in order to be approved, you must have no more than three violations, no major violations and no suspension for moving violations in the past three years.

All written answers will be reviewed as a writing sample.  


Job Start Date: 6/12/2017

Application Deadline: 5/25/2017


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