Smokey The Bear is Hiring Park Ranger 1 Positions Statewide
I remember for a time growing up I had a pretty strong desire to be a forest ranger. That all changed when I was 11 and the family I went up to the mountains with to do some winter sledding got their VW bus stuck in a snowdrift. It was really not fun trying to dig deep enough to dislodge that beast and I remember thinking at the time if this is part of the job of a ranger, well, I'll pass thank you very much.
However, if yours is the desire to call Smokey the Bear a colleague, then read on.
Washington State Parks is hiring multiple Park Ranger 1 positions both permanent, and seasonal, across the state.
The Park Ranger 1 position has the responsibility to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s state parks and natural resources, while ensuring the safety and welfare of park visitors. These rangers are limited-commission law enforcement officers, meaning they can issue non-traffic civil infraction notices. The Ranger 1 is also responsible for daily operations and maintaining parks and performs a wide range of duties.
The Ranger 1 position is a stepping-stone for those interested in a career as a park ranger. The monthly salary range is $3,446 - $4,509. The recruitment for these positions is open until filled, but it is in the best interest of candidates to submit their application materials by Jan. 29.
Successful candidates will be required to attend and pass a mandatory one-week training in mid-May. This training will include certification in defensive tactics, basic first aid and adult/infant CPR (w/AED), radio communications, legal information and other duties and responsibilities specific to the role of a Park Ranger 1.