Park Ranger – BLM Direct – Redding, CA

Position Type: BLM Direct Hire (DHA) 11 week internship

Open until: February 28, 2018

Wage: 13.50

Location: Redding, CA

Start Date:  June 3, 2018

End Date:  August 18, 2018

Related Degrees: Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies.

Position Description:  The Redding Field Office recreation program has developed into high profile attribute to the upper Sacramento River Valley. Diverse recreation opportunities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, hunting, boating, and fishing are available to local residents as well as visitors from outside of the area. The project would be to develop a Trail Monitoring Program as it pertains to visitor use, maintenance needs. The program would include collection of visitor use data on trails and at facilities using ocular and traffic counter acquired information. The intern would also inventory most BLM trail systems for maintenance and rerouting needs.

This program would help development the intern into a functioning Park Ranger at the GS-9 full performance level. The rationale for the position would be to allow the existing two Outdoor Recreation Planners – ORP, to absorb the duties of the retiring Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner – SORP, (with the exception of supervision) and allow the Park Ranger to take over some office and field duties currently assigned to the remaining ORP’s.


  1. Be at least 18 years old at the start of the project.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen (by birth or naturalization) or a U.S. legal permanent resident (a “green card” holder).
  3. Be enrolled in a related post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education, OR, have completed a post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education less than two years prior to the anticipated date by which the DHA would be used for obtaining federal employment. [Ideally, a candidate who has already completed their higher education studies would use the DHA to obtain federal employment immediately or shortly after the completion of the 11-week internship.]
  4. Meet the related skills/experience if listed for the specific opportunity to which one is applying.
  5. Be available for 11 weeks of continuous service.
  6. Be willing to fulfill all reporting requirements (bi-weekly reporting, final reporting, and follow-up reporting in the months after completing the program).
  7. Be willing to submit to a government security background clearance process.
  8. Have a strong interest in a career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


Application Instructions:

  1. Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript(s) (unofficial are acceptable), and a letter of reference from a professional or educator to the contact below. Applications must be received by February 28, 2018. In your cover letter, please succinctly address why you are interested in the position, what skills and experience you have to offer, and your future career goals.
  2. The IIC Internship Application can be found on the IIC website: underneath the apply today tab. Click on the PDF application and download the application file to your computer. DO NOT open it in your browser to edit. Open in Adobe Acrobat to edit.
  3. Email cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the IIC Internship Application to the IIC Direct Hire Review Team at:
  4. Applications accepted until February 28.
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