The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hiring river rangers to work on California rivers. Duties include conducting river patrols, providing information to the public, conducting permit compliance and safety inspections, responding to swiftwater and medical emergencies, and maintaining recreation sites.
- River rangers out of the Mother Lode Field Office in El Dorado Hills, CA and the Briceburg Visitor Center near Mariposa, CA work mainly on the South Fork of the American River and the Merced River, and occasionally patrol the North Fork of the American River, Mokelumne River, and Tuolumne River.
- Out of the Redding Field Office, river rangers work mainly on the Trinity River including float patrols of the 40-mile stretch of the Trinity from Lewiston Dam to Pigeon Point, and also vehicle patrols and work at boat ramps, river access points, and recreation sites.
The application period is open until August 31, 2011. However, different locations begin hiring at different times and interim cutoff dates begin January 31, 2011. I’d recommend having your completed application in by this first cutoff date. Click here to go to the usajobs.gov Park Ranger (River Patrol) job announcement (this link won’t work after the application period closes on August 31, 2011).