Created by voters in 1992, GOCO uses a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to protect and enhance Colorado’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces in all 64 counties. It awards competitive grants to local governments, land trusts, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and makes investments directly through CPW.

Our work is guided by our 2020 strategic plan rooted in these values. Learn more about us.

About the Position

The land acquisitions officer is responsible for administering numerous land acquisition grants awarded through GOCO’s various programs in cooperation with GOCO’s regional program officers. The position works with grantees to ensure the effective and timely completion of awarded projects. The land acquisitions officer is responsible for cultivating positive and productive relationships among GOCO staff members and grantees in service of GOCO’s land protection work. The position reports to the deputy director. 

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Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $54,667-$76,533. Starting salary is based on education, experience, skills, and other job-related factors. Position is eligible to earn one-time bonuses for achieving significant business objectives as determined by the executive director.

The position is eligible for a full and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • Pension Plan
  • Mandatory Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Training & Educational Opportunities
  • Commuter Benefits

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to, including “Land Acquisitions Officer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.All resumes must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13 to be considered.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to apply for this role. 

Great Outdoors Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected status or any other characteristic protected by law.