Security Officer I
Winter Park Resort

Safety on the Mountain

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Security Officer I

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, Colorado
No experience required
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Starts immediately!

Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the United States. We are located just 67 miles north-west of Denver, which makes us the closest major ski resort to the city.   Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alterra Mountain Company is a community of 14 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. We honor each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrate the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone together. 

Security Officer I:

Monitor and protect Winter Park Resort assets in excess of $200,000,000 through physical inspection, transfer of monies in excess of $10,000,000 annually, interpretation of guidelines as set forth by management, problem-solving of situations dealing with our guests, employees, and company assets whether it be social or emergency basis. Follow Winter Park Resorts Handbook consistently


  • Protect Winter Park Resort assets by transferring deposits and handling change orders area-wide; monitoring buildings and vehicles; filling token machines, collecting monies from seasonal lockers, token lockers and gate cards in an un-armed capacity
  • Manage and assist with 24-hour building access for guests and employees using keys, card access, alarm and door codes.
  • Assist Traffic Control by enforcing traffic regulations, assisting with jump starts, lock-outs and towing during and after hours.
  • Assist our guests by addressing complaints and problems (in mostly stressful situations). Provide information, find lost people, solve ski equipment mix-ups to achieve a 70% return rate, file ski theft reports, give refunds, assist with coin-operated machine problems, handle Lost and Found after hours and during the offseason and administer Seasonal Locker program.
  • Monitor snowfall and make calls for snow removal, monitor and patrol buildings, vehicle and foot traffic areas. Vary shifts according to available manpower and work responsibilities. Have 100% documentation of night logs.
  • Provide 24-hour coverage for Winter Park Resort so problems can be dealt with promptly. Follow key authorization procedures for each department.
  • Provide assistance to Winter Park Resort employees in areas of: lost locker keys, vehicle problems, guest conflicts, absenteeism reporting, emergency contacts and after-hours First Aid care.
  • Flexibility to fulfill Security contract requests with outside vendors.
  • Maintain competent enforcement procedures for enforcing laws as they pertain to the State of Colorado, Grand County, Town of Winter Park and Winter Park Resort, through investigation and proper reporting.
  • Monitor the area for Emergency situations that may develop, quickly respond and effectively deal with the situations to reduce risks for our guests and employees. Maintain and monitor fire protection system, fire extinguisher maintenance, fire suppression equipment, alarm systems and training. Maintain burglar and hold-up protection for the area. Provide basic medical assistance after hours and assist during business hours.
  • Perform interviews and investigations for risk management, traffic accidents, theft and ticket fraud; enforce liquor codes and Skier Safety act; handle disturbances and unruly guests; fill out reports within 24 hours of incidents, make court appearance if necessary.
  • Liaison between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Monitor and document gasoline usage.
  • Document shift duties with night logs.
  • Administer the resort motor pool program
  • Animal Control
  • Assist emergency vehicles (ambulance and helicopters)
  • Maintain crowd control for special events.
  • Register Skis
  • Practice good housekeeping around the area, with vehicles and within the security office
  • Assist in collecting bad debts and uniforms from terminated employees.
  • Help with locksmith problems.
  • Assist with wildland fire protection.
  • Operate and maintain seasonal locker program.
  • Assist Risk and Safety with GHS/HAZMAT program

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • At least one season with Winter Park or CLETA (Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy) Certified, or Associates degree, or related work with the public or equivalent


  • Snowmobiles
  • Automobiles
  • 4-wheel drive vehicles
  • Two-way radios (resort)
  • Two-way radios (Grand County Sheriffs Dept.)
  • Jumper Cables 
  • Digital Cameras
  • Basic computer knowledge and experience
  • Alarm Systems
  • Wildland fire equipment
  • Hazardous Chemical Manuals
  • Obtain a Basic First Aid card, CPR card.
  • Valid Colorado Drivers License


This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Office Environment:

  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mountain Environment:

  • The occasional physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...
  • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be medium. Occasionally lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day.
  • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment
  • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting. Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.


Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


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