Closing Date: June 11, 2012
Hiring Range: $22.72 to $28.97 hourly
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.
Denver Water’s Engineering division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill our need of a Temporary – Recreation Specialist III/Park Ranger within our Recreation Section. Under supervision the selected candidate will coordinate recreational use of grounds, facilities and water surface, providing land patrol, public contact and education, enforcement of rules and regulations, coordination of fire and emergency medical response and light maintenance. This person would be responsible for recreational functions including interjurisdictional coordination, monitoring, compiling and presenting specific recreational use statistics and assistance with maintenance. This person will also be required to maintain good relations with local agencies and the public, and for managing construction and installation of recreational facilities.
The successful candidate will be able to perform the following duties:
- May be required to develop and implement recreational patrol objectives, procedures and schedules and conducts land and boat patrol as conditions warrant to ensure compliance with established rules and regulations.
- Maintains liaison and coordinates safety, fire and enforcement programs with local law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies to ensure that recreational use is safe and orderly and works with Source of Supply to ensure that all Denver Water facilities and property are protected.
- Maintains liaison and coordinates recreational use and enforcement and assists Source of Supply caretakers with maintenance activities.
- Develops and implements educational programs to inform visitors, the media and the public about recreational management objectives, including regulations.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications for appointment:
- Extensive knowledge of recreational management practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of law enforcement practices and techniques and can demonstrate clear thinking and decisive action in stressful situations.
- Knowledge of the safety hazards and precautions associated with assigned area.
- Knowledge of first aid and water rescue procedures.
- Knowledge of hand tools, power tools and heavy equipment.
- Ability to operate and use personal computers and appropriate software.
- Ability to operate a variety of vehicles which could include boats, maintenance vehicles, patrol vehicles, or small heavy equipment.
- Ability to analyze data and write reports, keep records and make reports.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
Education Requirements: Graduation from high school, supplemented by one year of coursework in parks, natural resources, recreation, or related field, plus first aid and water safety or equivalent education.
Experience Requirements: Three years’ experience in park and recreation facility management or public environmental facility management.
License, Certificate or Credential: Must possess and maintain a valid Class R Colorado driver’s license, may require a valid Class A (N-T) Colorado commercial driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record of no more than six points within the last three years, at the date of appointment. Must possess Colorado Boat Safety and Patrol certification within 12 months of hire.
Other Requirements: Will be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime, as directed. Must perform significant work in an outdoor environment, in a variety of weather conditions, as directed. Must be able to swim and be current in First Aid and CPR.
All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing. A strength test may also be required. A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. Denver Water Temporaries do not receive benefits.
Recruiter: Alice Montez