Forest Rangers perform technical field work in an assigned district relating to forest law enforcement to include forestry, open burning, timber tax, and wetlands regulations; and promotes forest protection through organizing and participating in wildfire suppression activities throughout the state as necessary.
- Age: 21
- Education: Associate’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institute of higher education. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
- Experience: Two years of experience in forestry, fire science, criminal justice, full time active military duty with honorable discharge, or any combination thereof.
- Physical Fitness and Strength: Candidates for initial appointment as a NH Forest Ranger must be able to pass a specified strength and agility test designed to measure ability to perform physically demanding tasks encountered in job performance. All Forest Rangers I-IV, hired after January 1, 2005, will be required to submit to and pass, at 3-year intervals, a medical examination and physical fitness test, as a condition of continued employment.
- General (candidates for initial appointment only): A medical examination shall be required after a conditional offer of employment has been made and prior to appointment. A thorough background investigation and reference check will also be made before appointment. Candidates who do not have a conviction-free record of serious offenses will be ineligible for appointment.
- Forest Ranger Certification: During the probationary period, employees must successfully complete the specified training courses and become fully certified as Forest Rangers qualified to fight forest fires by the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training Commission or by the Director of the Division of Forests and Lands, unless already certified and certification is still in effect.
- Police Officer Certification: During the probationary period, employees must satisfactorily complete the preparatory training program for police officers established by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council and become certified as police officers pursuant to RSA 106-L, unless already certified and certification is still in effect. A minimum of eight (8) hours of approved training per year is required for continuing certification.
- Residency: Candidates must be willing to accept employment anywhere in the state. Prior to completion of the probationary period, appointees must establish residency within their assigned district or region, as applicable for the position and detailed in the residency policy.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Paramedic
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A