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Colorado State TEMPORARY Interpretive Assistant - Steamboat Lake State Park in Routt County, Colorado

TEMPORARY Interpretive Assistant - Steamboat Lake State Park

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TEMPORARY Interpretive Assistant - Steamboat Lake State Park


$12.50 Hourly


Routt County, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)


Department of Natural Resources

Job Number

2021TEMP- PMA029



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To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes or cover letters). This announcement will remain open until FILLED. You are encouraged to apply early.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources ( is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (

Description of Job

This is a customer service based position that involves facilitating park interpretive and environmental education programs. Develop and present natural resources/historical related programs to park visitors. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule, plan and present Junior Ranger programs

  • Schedule, plan and present school and group programs

  • Schedule, plan and present campfire programs and guided hikes

  • Schedule, plan and present outreach programs

  • Provide roving interpretation in campgrounds and day use areas

  • Work with individual and group volunteers

  • May train volunteer naturalists

  • Work with other State, Federal and local agency naturalists

  • Market and promote attendance at programs

  • May develop brochures and other written materials

  • May work the visitor center front desk

  • May assist with coordination and facilitate special events as needed

  • May assist with promotion of the pak through social media as needed

  • Collect, catalog, organize and protect park collections of slides, photographs, specimens, etc.

  • Attend assigned training sessions

  • Other duties as assigned

    Employee on-site housing may be available for a nominal fee.

School schedules MAY be accommodated.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license or have reliable transportation.

  • Successful completion and passing of background screening may be required for placement in this position.

  • Must have or be able to attain valid current First Aid and CPR certifications during employment.

  • Must be self-motivated, be an accomplished public speaker and have good writing skills.

  • Must be able to work independently.

  • Must be willing and able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.

  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) certification desirable.

  • Some uniform items will be provided, however employees may be required to purchase limited uniform items at their own expense.

Supplemental Information

CPW is committed to fairness and equality of opportunity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Anna Kargobai-Murray, at or call 303-866-2667 x8647.

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The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify ( in accordance with the program's Right to Work ( for all newly-hired employees. Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more ( about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Toll–Free Applicant Support - Technical Help

If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it. The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with these types of technical issues.