Assistant County Ranger

  • North Carolina Forest Service
  • Nashville, NC, USA
  • Jun 29, 2020
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Forestry Wildland and Forest Fire Control

Job Description

Description of Work

The North Carolina Forest Service is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, emergency response, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs. The NC Forest Service provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.

The Assistant County Ranger works with the County Ranger to provide services. Position requires:

  • Assist with servicing landowner requests for forestry assistance
  • Assist with programs to promote the importance of trees and tree care in the urban setting
  • Provide and promote forestry education through interaction with forestry partners, schools, civic groups and school organizations such as Tree Farm, National Wild Turkey Federation, FFA and 4-H
  • Promote the protection of the State’s natural resources through development of wildfire suppression planning
  • Respond in times of emergency such as wildland fires and natural disasters

Work hours are typically 8-5 M-F. Extended times of readiness will involve evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Must be after working hours during fire danger periods and times of emergency response. Overnight travel will be required.

Residency required with 30 minutes of assigned duty station.
Duty Station Location: 3083 US 64A, Nashville, NC 27856

This position requires the successful completion of employer provided Ranger Training.

Official NC Forest Service uniform and a State-owned vehicle will be provided to support everyday job responsibilities.

Learn more about State Employee Benefits here:

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Knowledge of forest management, wildfire suppression or use of GPS/GIS software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to accomplish goals
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player, and able to remain clam under stress

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate's degree in forest management or an environmental or natural science curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution; or High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of related experience in providing forestry services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualification: Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license required within 90 days of hire.

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$31,200.00 - $48,058.00 Annually