Forest Ranger 1


Duties:  Forest Ranger 1 with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are responsible for enforcing investigating complaints and enforce provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and other state laws in order to protect the State’s lands, other natural resources, and the people who use them.

Starting Salary :  $59,448 per year.

Deadline to apply:  October 05, 2016

Applications can be  ELECTRONICALLY filed.

Requirements to be appointed:

(1) U.S. Citizenship required

(2) Must have a background investigation

(3) Must have a valid State Driver’s License

(4) You must be at least 20 years of age at time of appointment and not older than 35 years as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination.

(5)New York State residency at the time of appointment, but not required for taking the test.

(6) Additional requirements required to be hired.

Minimum Qualifications

On or before November 19, 2016, you must have: Either

1. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in environmental science;

Or 2. an associate’s or higher-level degree in forestry, forest technology, forest management, forest recreation, forest engineering, environmental engineering, or natural resource management;

Or 3. an associate’s or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in environmental science AND one of the following:

a. two years of qualifying technical/professional work experience in the natural resource management field OR

b. two years of active United States military service with an honorable discharge.

 For the purpose of this examination, environmental science includes: forestry, forest management, forest recreation, forest resources technology, forest fire management, forest engineering, environmental engineering, environmental education, fish or wildlife biology, fish or wildlife management, and natural resources and natural resources management.

Work Location:

Vacancies exist throughout the state. 

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Test Guide

A Guide to the Written Test for the Entry-Level Police Officer Series :

http://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/statetestguides.cfm.