U.S. Forest Service recruits “park rangers”

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USFS park rangersWe were unaware that the U.S. Forest Service called any of their positions “park rangers”. The social media person for the USFS Pacific Northwest Region who wrote this tweet probably assumes the term will garner more interest than “forestry technician”, which is the title for most USFS firefighters.

The region, that includes Oregon and Washington, will be accepting applications for over 1,000 temporary spring and summer jobs from November 30 until December 7. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “U.S. Forest Service recruits “park rangers””

  1. There has been a lot of retirements and the loss of their years of knowledge recently. New management seems to not have much experience in the field and some have risen too fast.

    Most likely a new person that does not know proper terminology.

  2. Over the years I did a lot of different FS jobs from Fire to Timber to Recreation and they were all called Forestry Technician. While somewhat surprising and a little curious, this addition of Park Ranger jobs certainly isn’t the biggest or worst change to happen over the past few decades. It does look like they still advertise Fire jobs as being in the 0462 Series. Maybe this is a first step in DOI absorbing the FS ? 🙂

    From USAJobs.gov:
    Job Title: Park Ranger
    Department: Department Of Agriculture
    Agency: Forest Service
    Job Announcement Number: 16-TEMP-R6-0025-4PR-DT


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