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Junior Ranger Program Staff

Junior Ranger Staff in field

 “I honed all sorts of social skills, problem-solving skills, and learned a great deal about the environment and why we protect it. I’ve also made friends and memories I’ll never forget.”

Junior Ranger Program CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts. Please check back in February for updated information about 2021 recruitment and jobs. 


Team Leader and Team Leader in Training

Job Description

Each year the program seeks Team Leaders (over 21) and Team Leaders in Training (under 21) to build functional teams, complete trail maintenance and other natural resource projects, and support youth stewardship and job skills development. Team Leaders in Training are graduates of the Junior Ranger Program and assist Team Leaders in the overall functioning of the Conservation/Trail Crews. Team Leaders come from a variety of backgrounds in leadership, education, and conservation. Both Team Leaders and Team Leaders in Training supervise the Conservation/Trail Crews, integrate learning opportunities into their project timelines, facilitate environmental education lessons, support program and department goals, and receive career and leadership development themselves as they work beside project sponsors and attend organized talks and trainings from OSMP department staff.

Details

Each crew consists of 2 Team Leaders, 1 Team Leader in Training, and 10 Junior Rangers. There are 8 full-time seasonal positions available for Team Leaders and 6 full-time seasonal positions available for Team Leaders in Training.

2020 Position Dates

Position Starts: May 11, 2020

Unpaid holiday break: July 1 - 3

Position Ends: August 7 or 14, based on candidate availability.

Team Leader (over age 21)

Junior Ranger Program cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts. Recruitment for 2021 – please check back in February for updated information.

Team Leader in Training (must be aged 18-21)

Junior Ranger Program cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts. Recruitment for 2021 – please check back in February for updated information.


Program Assistant

Program Assistants work as part of a leadership team that oversees field and project management, program operations, leadership, administrative and logistical support.

Details

There are two full-time temporary Program Assistant positions available, each with a different focus. Prior experience with the Junior Ranger program is preferred for these positions. Both positions provide support and leadership in all aspects of running the Junior Ranger program and associated events.

  • Program Assistant: Engagement and Inclusivity

    In the spring, this position will primarily focus on connecting with underrepresented communities, communities of color, and Spanish-speaking communities to promote the Junior Ranger program, answer questions, and clarify program goals. They will attend recruitment events, and lead and organize ½ day volunteer “trial days” so prospective applicants can get hands-on experience with the work before applying. In the summer, the Engagement and Inclusivity Program Assistant will oversee field and project management, skills development, and program operations; as well as provide public communications, administrative and logistical support to Program Coordinator.

    2020 Position Dates

    Early March - Late August 2020

    Unpaid holiday break: July 1 – 3

    This is a approximately a five and a half month role with an opportunity to return annually/reapply.

    Junior Ranger Program cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts. Recruitment for 2021 – please check back in February for updated information.

  • Program Assistant: Field Support and Education

    This position will primarily focus on visiting crews in the field, supporting technical work projects, substituting as a Team Leader when someone is absent, and providing education to crews. They will oversee field and project management, skills development, and program operations; as well as provide public communications, administrative and logistical support to Program Coordinator. They will also manage media and photos, schedule work projects with project sponsors, and coordinate formal educational opportunities with the Education and Outreach team.

    2020 Position Dates

    Early May - Late August 2020

    Unpaid holiday break: July 1 – 3

    This is a approximately a four month role with an opportunity to return annually/reapply.

    Junior Ranger Program cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts. Recruitment for 2021 – please check back in February for updated information.

Employment Requirements

  • Personal Email Address: All communication regarding your application, employment, pay and tax information will be sent to you via email. Please make sure to use a personal email address (that you will check regularly) to log in and apply for this job. Please create one if you do not yet have one.
  • Social Security Number: All City of Boulder employees must have a social security number before they begin work. Please file a number if you do not already have one. Cards may be obtained from the Social Security administration office (1-800-772-1213 FREE).
  • Valid Bank Account: Paychecks are issued by direct deposit. Participants must have a valid account at a financial institution to receive their paychecks.

Junior Ranger staff in field

“My experiences as a Junior Ranger were fundamental in developing my appreciation for the outdoors. Beyond that, I build an understanding of professionalism and work ethic that has allowed me to continue following my passions no matter where they take me.”