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Assistant Forest Rangers

Assistant Forest Rangers play a vital part protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural resources on state lands as well as maintaining the safety and well being of the public.

In 2015, the Department expects to employ approximately 18 Assistant Forest Rangers in various capacities across the State. General job duties and responsibilities as well as Civil Service qualifications are outlined in the enclosed job description. Most positions have some unique job responsibilities, and each has its own particular description. Many Assistant Forest Rangers return year after year, and there are usually several applicants for each available position. Typically, candidates who meet Civil Service qualifications will be interviewed in March and successful candidates attend mandatory training sessions when they begin work in Mid-May.

If you feel you meet the Civil Service qualifications, please complete the Employment Application form and send the form along with an up-to-date personal resume to Terry Pierre beginning on January 1, 2015, and ending on February 28, 2015 at:

Terry Pierre
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Division of Forest Protection
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-2560

You will be contacted for an interview if vacancies exist within the location for which you are applying, and if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you have any questions, you may contact Terry Pierre at (518) 402-8816 or the Forest Ranger Captain in the DEC region in which you would like to work.


More about Assistant Forest Rangers:

  • AFR Job Description - Description of the nature of work and necessary requirements for employment. AFR Program is a seasonal program, designed for people seeking work in the field of forest protection and conservation.
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    Albany, NY 12233-2560
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