Open Space Coordinator

Website City of Albuquerque Open Space Division

Position Summary

Perform a variety of tasks in support of Parks and Recreation/Open Space facility operations including  development and delivery of educational programs and conducting tours; coordination and accounting for reservations and fees; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to  visitor service.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, education, recreation, or park management; and

Three (3) years of outdoor education/recreation or informal teaching experience.

Experience in outdoor science education or informal classroom teaching preferred.


Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Possession of a valid first aid certificate.
Possession of a valid C.P.R. certificate.
May be required to work weekends/odd days off.

Preferred Knowledge 

  • Methods and techniques of lesson plan development and instruction
  • Methods and techniques of informal education
  • Basic operations and services of a Parks and Open Space program
  • Modern Office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Basic mathematical principles
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Recreational activities, rules and regulations
  • Natural and cultural history of Parks and Open Space areas
  • Basic cash handling procedures
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities 

  • Coordinate and direct educational programs for the Open Space Visitor Center
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing educational services.
  • Interpret Parks and Open Space rules and regulations
  • Lead and assist in interpretive tours; public speaking ability
  • Learn the natural and cultural history of Parks and Open Space areas
  • Understand visitor service principals
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Learn basic cash handling procedures
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Assist in selection, training, direction, and supervision of assigned personnel and volunteers
  • Assist in coordinating the work of lower level staff and volunteers
  • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
  • Prepare clear and concise reports
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Salary: $38,001.60-$41,912.00 Annually

Opening Date: 08/01/2023

Closing Date: 08/23/2023

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