DEADLINE - February 15th, 2019
Caring for the land and serving people
Federal forest management dates back to 1876 when Congress created the office of Special Agent in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assess the quality and conditions of forests in the United States. In 1881 the Department expanded the office into the Division of Forestry. A decade later Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act of 1891 authorizing the President to designate public lands in the West into what were then called “forest reserves.” Responsibility for these reserves fell under the Department of the Interior until 1905 when President Theodore Roosevelt transferred their care to the Department of Agriculture’s new U.S. Forest Service. Gifford Pinchot led this new agency as its first Chief, charged with caring for the newly renamed national forests.
(1) On the job and formal training in the natural resource law enforcment field
(2) Works under the supervision of a higher-graded law enforcement officer who assigns work and provides instruction
(3) Assist with law enforcement patrols on national forest lands
(4) Work cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies that have law enforcement or administrative jurisdiction on National Forest lands
(1) Currently enrolled in a degree program or 1 year certificate program
(2) Must be in good academic standing - cannot be on academic probation-2.5 GPA
(3) Must be a US citizen pass a limited and pass a limited scope background check
(4) If selected, must accept Pathways Program, Mobility, and Developmental agreements; furnish once registration information at the start of each school term; provide verification of academic status at the end of each academic term; must meet academic standards as set forth by the school they are attending, if exceeds agency requirements; maintain satisfactory progress in completing academic requirements; and demonstrate satisfactory performance and conduct.
(5) Students will be required to complete all academic requirements for the target position as required by the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards
Duration & Compensation
Pay Rate: Pay varies from $12.74-$14.30 per hour
Start/ End Date: A specific work and study schedule will be established at the time of employment. Students must complete a minimum of 640 hours of career-related experience prior to or concurrently with the completion of the course requirements for their degree
Days Off: Intern will receive paid holidays
- No real degree requirement for students interested in law enforcement.