Commonwealth of PA, Pennsylvania, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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Do you love the great outdoors? How would you like to work in a state park or forest district? Join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) as a seasonal DCNR Ranger Trainee!

  • Full-time seasonal employment
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment
  • Must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid
  • Must possess a valid certificate or its equivalent in first aid and adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as provided by the PA Department of Health for professional rescuers or health care professionals at the time of the interview.
  • Participate in structured and informal training to learn to provide visitor services, educational programs and information, and to enforce rules and Commonwealth law
  • Accompany supervisors and other rangers on patrol, assisting in providing visitor and law enforcement services, and assisting in preparing written reports

Imagine working in the unmatched beauty of Pennsylvanias state parks and forests! DCNR Ranger Trainees learn to provide visitor services, educational programs, and information, as well as enforce rules and Commonwealth laws. They accompany supervisors and other rangers on patrol, and provide visitor and law enforcement services.

This is a great opportunity to receive hands-on training that can lead to future promotional opportunities as a seasonal or permanent DCNR Ranger – apply today!

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  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Completion of 15 credits in natural or environmental sciences, natural resource management, park management, outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental education, ecology, wildlife management, or related natural resource or recreation courses.
  • You must upload a copy of your college transcript(s).
  • NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid Class C drivers license
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


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The written exam includes a 2 hour maximum multiple choice exam consisting of the following subject areas:

Test Subject Areas- Number of Questions
Natural Resources/Sciences- 30
Outdoor Recreation and Education – 15
Interpersonal Relationships – 25
Judgment and Problem Solving – 10
Reading and Comprehension -10
Written Communication and Reports -15
Total Questions -105
  • Email notice of exam results provided
  • May retest 6 months after date of last exam
  • Only most recent exam score is counted
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Last Date For Apply: 2022-05-25 06:05:48 Job Type : Full Time, Employment Type : PermanentApply Here