Field Ranger Crew in Central Coast

Expected Dates
May 3, 2021 to October 15, 2021
Siuslaw National Forest
Position ID
Please note that roles and duties below are subject to change based on Forest safety policies and adaptions to working during the Covid 19 pandemic.  A significant amount of planned work may be completed through virtual public engagement or settings that provide limited contact.  Crew safety will be the primary focus throughout the season.   

- SCA crew members will serve as professional representatives of the U.S. Forest Service in the Siuslaw National Forest. 
- Staff recreational sites in the Siuslaw National Forest, including the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, and Marys Peak Scenic Botanical Area. 
- Provide information on recreational opportunities, resource significance and the role of the Forest Service in these locations.
- Research, develop, and present interpretive programs and presentations for diverse public and educational audiences.
- Represent the Forest Service at outreach events in surrounding communities and partner sites.
- Work with schools/youth organizations to create educational programs that connect youth to public lands.
- Support the work of Forest Service specialists by assisting fieldwork projects in multiple resource areas.
- Develop interpretive messages using a variety of media and technology to support Forest Service missions.  
- Lead outreach efforts for threatened wildlife species and critical habitats.   
- Support campground initiative to reduce human food sources and promote awareness of coastal shorebird and seabird protection.
- Connect with OHV users and other recreation groups to support Oregon Dunes restoration and Western snowy plover protection efforts.

Project Goals Include:
- Strengthen outreach and education partnerships to build lasting community connections.
- Provide crew with experience and skills relevant to future career goals. 
- Promote the restoration missions of the Siuslaw National Forest in a way to strengthen public involvement. 
- Increase the Forest’s presence in social media, news media, blogs and original videos.

Successful candidates will demonstrate enthusiastic and effective communication skills, the ability to work with others through positive teamwork, and the ability to be flexible with work schedules and outdoor work conditions. 
*Application review will begin in late late February 2021*

Compensation amounts:
- $650 - one time RT travel allowance
- $160 - weekly living allowance
- $600 - monthly housing allowance 
- AmeriCorps eligible ($3097 education award)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Siuslaw National Forest at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Marys Peak Scenic Botanical Area and other areas. Interns will also perform work at nearby partner sites and community event locations.
  • Interns receive formal training which includes interpretation and learning from a variety of natural resources experts. Also on-going coaching, supervision, and opportunities to gain experiences in Forest Service career fields.
  • Surfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, clamming, hiking, mushroom gathering, horseback riding, ATV riding, sand boarding, kite flying, road and mountain biking.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Social Media
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent without supervision
some experience