US Forest Service

Central California Consortium


Central California Consortium
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

(559) 297-0706
ext. 4962

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The list of employment opportunities below are available through multiple hiring methods (not including the Forest Service Pathways and Temporary positions). Consequently, these opportunities may be offered through a partnering agency and may have different and varied qualification requirements, wages, application processes, and deadlines to apply. If you have any questions about the opportunities available below, please email us at

Wilderness Ranger Internship - Stanislaus National Forest - Deadline: February 27th

Position Summary
The wilderness ranger intern is an integral member of the Stanislaus National Forest Wilderness Crew, taking on most of the duties of a full-time wilderness ranger. The ranger intern will work as part of a team with other wilderness rangers, forest staff, and volunteers to support wilderness management objectives.

Compensation: $50/day worked
Duration of Internship: May 24 Late August
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015

Ranger Duties
  • Patrol wilderness areas for up to 9 days at a time, carrying a pack of 50 pounds or more, including tools associated with wilderness ranger duties.
  • Inform and educate wilderness visitors about minimum impact practices and lead by example.
  • Work alongside fellow wilderness rangers, wilderness volunteers, and other special groups to complete wilderness stewardship projects such as invasive plant removal, range monitoring, and habitat restoration.
  • Inventory, monitor, and naturalize campsites in wilderness. Collect and manage data in digital format to document trends and inform management decisions.
  • Perform trail clearing and maintenance using traditional tools. and install signs in accordance with management plans.
  • Inspect Outfitter/Guide camps for compliance with operating permits.
  • Collect evidence and provide documentation for cases of misuse of wilderness areas.
  • New in 2015: One Wilderness Ranger Intern will take on additional duties working with stock (horses and mules) and stock user groups. Please mention in application materials, if interested.

Required Qualifications
  • The wilderness ranger intern must be able to backpack for multiple tours of duty, with each tour having the potential to last up to 9 days. The ranger should expect to carry a 50+ pound backpack and tools associated with duties (shovel, saw, radio, etc.).
  • The wilderness ranger intern must be experienced in backpacking and wilderness travel with a demonstrated ability to work independently and with others in remote locations.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must have good communication skills, as interaction with wilderness visitors will be a primary responsibility.
  • The wilderness ranger intern should be familiar with the Wilderness Act, wilderness ethics, and Leave No Trace principles.
  • The wilderness ranger intern should be familiar with basic computer applications.
Additional Desired Qualifications
  • Computer experience with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, and photo editing software is desirable but not required.
  • CPR certification and/or wilderness medicine certification (e.g. WFA or WFR certification).
  • New in 2015: One intern will provide additional support to pack stock projects; candidate for this position should have an interest in working with stock and must be comfortable working with stock user groups.
Internship Dates
Wilderness ranger interns should be available to work from May 24th through late August with the potential to continue working through September 30th. Flexibility with beginning/ending dates is sometimes possible to accommodate school schedules.

The intern will receive per diem at $50 per day worked. Interns should expect to work at least 9 days every two weeks, and therefore earn at least $450 every two weeks. Interns will be reimbursed up to $400 for travel to and from Pinecrest, CA at the beginning and end of the internship.

Separate bunkhouses are available for men and women near the Summit Ranger Station in Pinecrest, CA. Bunkhouses include shared sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathroom, dining, and laundry facilities. The bunkhouses are near the forest wilderness office and several of the primary trailheads for the Emigrant Wilderness.

Academic Credit
The Forest will work with the intern to provide evaluation and documentation for applicable college or university internship.

To Apply
  • Please submit the following via email by February 27, 2015:
    • Single page cover letter explaining your interest in the position
    • Resume including work experience (including number of hours per month and duration of position, education, backpacking experience, with trip locations and dates), outdoor skills, and two references.

      Joel Silverman, Wilderness Manager

US Forest Service - Central California Consortium
Last Modified: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 19:33:34 CST

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