Lake County Authorities Looking for Functions for Parks, Recreation and Open Area Director – by Group Contributor


An announcement from the Lake County government today announced that it is now accepting applications for the park’s new position, Recreation and Open Space Director (PROS Director).

“We’re very fortunate in Lake County to have excellent access to public land. Our residents and visitors understand how special our open spaces are and we are delighted to find the right person to help protect these assets,” said Commissioner Sarah Mudge. “This position will help ensure everyone here in Lake County has spaces to train, play and explore, while balancing and keeping their finger on the pulse of natural resource management and protection.”

This position is responsible for overseeing the budget, programming, planning, coordination, supervision and administrative work required to provide comprehensive recreational programs, facilities and open spaces to the Lake County community.

With the expected increase in outdoor use from the recent dedication of Camp Hale, Lake County wants to proactively manage its outdoor facilities with this new mindset.

Camp Hale was set up to train the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division to fight in the rough terrain of the Alps to win World War II. Image courtesy of the Colorado Encyclopedia.

“When I started my role in early 2022, it was clear that Lake County wanted to focus on outdoor recreation management,” said Adam Ducharme, tourism director for Visit Leadville-Twin Lakes.

“We have some wonderful opportunities ahead of us with the appointment of Camp Hale. I look forward to working hand-in-hand with the PROS Director as we help protect the natural and historical assets that make our community so special.”

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a leisure-related field (or equivalent experience), a minimum of three years of supervisory experience, knowledge of leisure principles/practices, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired qualifications include Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification, knowledge of equipment, materials, policies, practices and regulations related to parks, trails, natural bodies of water and other appropriate activities, knowledge of contract documents and specifications, and experience in writing grants.

Applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected] Hiring range for position is $60,000-$75,000 with all the benefits of Lake County.

The Lake County government looks forward to receiving applications from qualified candidates and to helping provide comprehensive recreational and recreational programs to the Lake County community.

The Lake County government was formed in 1861. It employs more than 173 full- and part-time employees and has offices throughout the county, including the County Courthouse, the Annex Building and the Lake County Public Works Office.

Featured Image: Winter activities in Lake County transport visitors to scenic beauty. Courtesy of the Lake County Visitors Bureau.