The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway is hiring for river rangers. Click here to go to the Park Ranger – General announcement and here for the Park Ranger – Protection announcement. The application period closes January 3, 2011, which means these links won’t work after that date. These jobs are expected to start April 24, 2011.
The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway is located in eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin and protects 230 miles of river, including the St. Croix River (on the Wisconsin/Minnesota border) and the Namekagon River (in Wisconsin). The Riverway is a popular destination for canoeing, camping, fishing, and hunting.
Duties of the Park Ranger – General include providing information to park visitors; conducting patrols while operating non-motorized craft and small motor boats; monitoring boat landings, campsites, and day use areas; and, assisting in situations such as wildland fire, search and rescue, and emergency medical assistance. In addition to these duties, the Park Ranger – Protection performs law enforcement duties (and must possess or be able to obtain a NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission).
The Saint Croix river rangers maintain a great blog, River Conditions Blog. Great source on what their jobs are like, and info in you’re planning a recreational trip to these rivers.