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.
GIS and stewardship technician - Applicant should have an entry-level background in wildlife, botany, or natural resources management and must be a highly competent GIS technician. Applicants should be familiar with using ArcGIS 9x or 10. The position will primarily involve using GIS to create maps and writing conservation management plans. A background in conservation biology, wildlife biology, ecology or botany is useful for the position, as most projects involve knowledge of biological resources. The job may also include preparing, researching, and coordinating birding and
revegetation efforts, weed mapping, assessing archeological, paleontological and geological contract agreements. The technician will also conduct research on other biological and geophysical aspects of the
park, research human impacts to these resources and help conduct some fieldwork using GPS to map facilities and natural resources on parks. This position requires fast paced work, and the ability coordinate with a team
of individuals. Administrative, scheduling and filing tasks will make up about 10% of the work.