Forest Ranger 2

Forest Ranger 2

As a Forest Ranger 2, your role would encompass leading as a primary supervisor for police operations, overseeing the daily duties of all subordinate staff within a designated geographic zone or program area. This involves not only engaging in various activities and tasks yourself but also scheduling and delegating work to your team. You’ll be responsible for providing necessary training, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, monitoring your team’s progress, and conducting performance evaluations. In times of natural or human-caused emergencies and disasters, you will lead and coordinate the efforts of your subordinate staff, taking charge as the Incident Commander for complex situations. Additionally, you’ll oversee the enforcement of permits, conduct inspections and investigations, and lead other law enforcement efforts within your zone. Supporting Forest Ranger 3s in achieving regional objectives that align with the Division’s mission and projects mandated by the Division Headquarters will also be part of your duties, which may include instructing or overseeing activities at the Division’s training academy. Upon your appointment, it will be required that you live in a location within your assigned zone that meets the approval of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

The EXAm

1. Advanced Knowledge of Forestry and Ecology

  • Detailed Plant and Wildlife Identification: You may need to identify species from physical descriptions, photographs, or samples.
  • Ecosystem Management: Understanding of complex ecosystem interactions and management practices to maintain ecological balance.
  • Advanced Silviculture: Knowledge of advanced forest management practices, including reforestation and timber stand improvement.

2. Law Enforcement and Public Safety

  • Regulatory Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the laws and regulations related to forestry, wildlife conservation, and public land use.
  • Investigative Skills: Ability to investigate violations, collect evidence, and document findings.
  • Emergency Response: Skills in coordinating and responding to natural disasters, search and rescue operations, and other emergencies in forested areas.

3. Public Engagement and Education

  • Conflict Resolution: Techniques for resolving conflicts between park visitors, local residents, and conservation goals.
  • Educational Program Development: Ability to develop and deliver educational programs on conservation, wildlife, and safety in natural areas.
  • Community Outreach: Engaging with local communities and stakeholders to promote conservation efforts and sustainable use of natural resources.

4. Technical Skills and Physical Abilities

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Proficiency in using GIS software for mapping, tracking, and managing natural resources.
  • Physical Fitness: The assessment may include tests of physical fitness, as the job often requires hiking, climbing, and other physical activities.
  • First Aid and Survival: Advanced first aid skills, including wilderness first aid, and survival skills for remote areas.