Volunteer, Wave Shaper

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-731149
    • Job Location: Englewood, CO
      Lone Tree
    • Job Type: Volunteer
    • Date Updated: April 30, 2020
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About this Opportunity!

Volunteer, Wave Shaper


The Wave Shaper Volunteer is an exciting volunteer opportunity that assists with adjustments and tuning of the hydraulic wave shaper #6 located at the drop structure in the South Platte River, approximately ½ mile south / upstream of Oxford Avenue within South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. The Wave Shaper Volunteer will receive orientation to the area, equipment used and emergency protocol. South Suburban Parks and Recreation District and the City of Sheridan are the lead agencies responsible for the proper operation of wave shaper #6. Colorado Water Conservation Board along with Urban Drainage Flood Control District are secondary supporters of this recreation amenity. As the Volunteer Wave Shaper it is your responsibility to be the primary operator during river recreation season (usually April to October) and to provide excellent customer service to the owners, user groups and occasional drop-in river surfers. Typically this position volunteers 10-20 hours per week; evening, weekend and/or holiday hours may be required. Please note weekly work hours will vary depending on the season.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have also attended one of the river Wave Shaper Orientations provided by McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group supported by the City of Englewood Parks and Recreation and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District.
  • Must have at least one recreational season of specialized knowledge in river surfing, kayaking, SUP or other river wave user group and the direct operation of river wave shapers or be a volunteer designated directly by McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group.
  • Must have interest in working with outdoor enthusiasts and user groups within the river recreation industry.
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork, creativity, innovation and leadership in performance of all duties.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are required.
  • Must be able to communicate professionally with the owners, the public and user groups.
  • A combination of experience and education may be considered.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.