Please make welcome 17 new officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The organization recently conducted a "pinning ceremony" signifying the new officers' commitment to protect and serve our natural resources.

With that in mind, have you ever thought about becoming a CP&W officer? What's involved? Here's a little more info.

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"Pinning" Ceremony

According to a Facebook post, Colorado Parks and Wildlife states, "The ceremony is often emotional, as it is the culmination of a lot of hard work. During the pinning ceremony, each new officer chooses a loved one to pin their new badge."

What's Involved With The Job?

Have you ever thought of becoming an officer with CP&W? Their official webpage states:

Our work is meaningful, but not always easy. We get our boots dirty to manage the land, care for the State Parks, and keep trails open and safe. Someone has to keep the lakes clean, keep the weeds in check, monitor the herds, flocks and fish stocks, and watch out for threats to the health and safety of the outdoors. We all work, grow, and play as one team focused on doing our best for Colorado, one job at a time.​

What You Will Need To Apply

When it comes to the job title of Park Ranger, the webpage reads:

Most competitive applicants have a bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, earth sciences, environmental science, forestry, geology, natural resource management, outdoor recreation management, range management, parks administration, wildlife biology, zoology or a closely related field.

A combination of appropriate work experience in parks enforcement, natural resource management in a park or outdoor recreation setting, outdoor recreation management or parks administration may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Employment in Grand Junction

If you head to the CP&W site, it will direct you to current job openings across the state. From there, you can filter it down to Colorado Parks & Wildlife jobs, even narrowing it down to the region. Keep in mind there are a wide variety of jobs with CP&W.

Searching for CP&W jobs in Grand Junction, as of right now, there is a full-time job opening. The job is for Public Information Officer for the northwest region. The pay certainly seems right with a salary of 4,370.00 to $5,382.00 monthly.

Congratulations to the 17 new officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. No doubt they are about to embark on a fascinating journey.

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