Colorado State Parks has available a 6 month temporary positions for 20 to 40 hour per week, as internships or entry level positions. The positions are based in downtown Denver. There are no health benefits, but employees are eligible to contribute to a 401k program and the state PERA retirement fund, and overnight trips will be reimbursed according to state travel policies, and a state vehicle will be provided. These positions are a great entrance into the Conservation Biology and GIS working worlds in the beautiful state of Colorado.
Assistant to the Program Manager – An entry-level background in wildlife, forest ecology, botany, or natural resources is a plus, but not required. This position gives the opportunity to the applicant to gain knowledge in these fields, but is primarily administrative work. The assistant will help the Cultural and Natural Resources Program Director with billing,
filing, and scheduling >60% of the time. The remaining time would offer a mix of research and learning opportunities that involve preparing slide shows on natural resource management at the parks, creating biological interpretation materials, GIS/GPS, natural resource and environmental laws, grant funding, and volunteer and event coordination. Field work and travel
to Colorado State Parks and Natural Areas may be necessary for some projects. Applicant must be willing to learn about natural resource management and how to operate a GIS in ArcGIS 10.
Experience with MS Office and ESRI GIS software products is required, and experience with Trimble GPS products or AutoCAD products or grant writing
is also helpful. Applicant should be physically fit and willing to hike and camp and have own camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag).
Applicant must have (or obtain) a valid Colorado Driver’s license. Applicant should have good written and oral communication skills. This position provides a good opportunity to gain experience with GIS,
threatened and endangered species, weeds, rare plants, conservation, grant writing, and budgeting in a practical, real world setting. For more info
on State Parks - please see http://parks.state.co.us/ Please send application by July 11, 2011, but they will be reviewed as they arrive.
Pay rate $12-14/hr or commensurate with experience.
We are looking for local applicants due to the short timeline on the position. For consideration, please email these materials in order to be considered:
1) cover letter (state which position(s), availability date to start, hourly payrate desired)
3) reference contact list - 3 minimum, previous supervisor(s), academic reference, etc.
Send email with these 3 attachments (MS word docs must be VIRUS SCANNED) to