Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger)

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Wilkesboro, NC, USA
  • Jul 31, 2020
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Law Enforcement Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness Parks Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


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  • Serve as Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger) as part of a multi-disciplinary team for a busy Corps lake and dam.
  • Program responsibilities include implementing the forestry, fish, and wildlife programs and providing patrol support to the project recreation program.
  • Oversee and direct the management of the Environmental Education Center exhibits, classroom and outdoor native tree trail.
  • Lead and coordinate outreach programs in campgrounds, surrounding communities, schools, and events to include subjects in water safety, environmental stewardship, Natural Resource
  • Develop and present interpretive programs to include slide shows, public speeches and demonstrations.
  • Patrols project lands and waters to prevent unauthorized use, trespass, destruction of property, and to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Plan and execute natural resources duties pertaining to natural, cultural, historical resource interpretation, and public safety.
  • Inspect various recreational facilities, such as, playgrounds, sanitary facilities, campground areas, trails, boat ramps, picnic areas, signs and/or wayside exhibits.
  • Perform recreation program duties to maximize visitor satisfaction and produce diverse, safe, and compatible programs.
  • Promote biodiversity and native species re-establishment.
  • Develop resource management programs designed to protect land and water resources.
  • Educate public on project purposes, conditions, policies and regulations.
  • Patrol project lands and waters to prevent unauthorized use, trespass, destruction of property, and to insure compliance with rules and regulations, and protection of project land, water, facilities and other environmental and cultural resources.
  • Investigates violations of rules and regulations.
  • Enforce public safety programs.
  • Serve in a public relation capacity by interacting with the general public, special groups, adjacent property owners, civic groups, conservation associations and school groups.
  • Utilize a computerized data management system (e.g., Geographic Information System (GIS) or Global Positioning System (GPS) used in a natural resource and/or recreation project in order to capture spatial information.
  • This position includes a considerable amount of time in an office; however, the majority of time is spent at field sites, parks and recreation areas.
  • This requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, climbing, and walking over rough terrain to patrol the project area.

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  


Government- Federal


GS 5 - 9 Salary $34,916 to $68,777 per year