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Colorado State TEMPORARY Facility Maintenance and Animal Care Technician – Foothills Wildlife Research Facility in Larimer County, Colorado

TEMPORARY Facility Maintenance and Animal Care Technician – Foothills Wildlife Research Facility

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TEMPORARY Facility Maintenance and Animal Care Technician – Foothills Wildlife Research Facility


$17.00 Hourly


Larimer County, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)

Job Number

2023TEMP- PMA183


Department of Natural Resources


Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Opening Date


Closing Date



Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address

Fort Collins, CO 80521

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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Department Information


EMPLOYMENT STARTS 01/02/2023 THROUGH 10/02/2023.

To apply, please submit your application AND a cover letter . This announcement will remain open until FILLED. You are encouraged to apply early.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (https://cdnr.us/Pages/DNRDefault.aspx#/start) 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. (http://cpw.state.co.us/)

Description of Job

Job duties consist of the following:

  • Facility maintenance of animal holdings and handling facilities, maintenance of existing structures and fences.

  • Operation of Bobcat equipment, outdoor power tools and skilled knowledge in operating a variety of shop tools.

  • The care of large mammals including feeding, maintaining feed stocks, and pen cleaning in accordance with facility protocols and federal animal welfare regulations.

  • Grounds-keeping duties including: Snow removal, mowing, herbicide application, re-seeding native grasses, chainsaw and weed whipping.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Position is not able to accommodate a class schedule during work hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must have a current & valid drivers' license or reliable transportation

  • The work-site will provide some uniform items, however the employee may be required to purchase limited uniform items at their own expense.

  • Must be willing and able to work 40 hours per week with occasional weekend and holiday hours.

  • Must be available to work short shifts on weekends and holidays.

  • Must be available to work varied shifts (Monday through Friday with occasional hours on weekends and holidays).

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and work well within a team.

  • Must be willing and able to work outside which may involve inclement weather.

  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds repeatedly during the course of a workday.

Supplemental Information

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 anna.kargobai-murray@state.co.us or call 303-866-2667 x8647.

ADAAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Anna Kargobai-Murray at anna.kargobai-murray@state.co.us at least five business days before the date that any accommodation will be required to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

E-Verify employer:

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 to upload (attach) it. The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with these types of technical issues.

HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.