Backcountry Ranger/Community Outreach Coordinator
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) and the
Kootenai National Forest (KNF) in Montana are recruiting for
a backcountry ranger/community outreach coordinator.
WHO: Applicants should have experience and interest in the
duties described. This physically arduous job is often exposed to
mountain weather. The ideal applicant is an experienced leader
who is passionate about stewardship of wildlands, interested in a
career in natural resource management and comfortable in public
situations, including presentations.
WHAT: The backcountry ranger’s primary duty is to patrol the
Scotchman Peaks Recommended Wilderness Area to educate
visitors and protect the area’s wild character. They will receive
intensive training and education in natural resource management
from an interdisciplinary, field-based perspective. This is a shared
position between Cabinet Ranger District of the KNF and FSPW.
Work will also occur in the Three Rivers Ranger District of the
KNF and in parts of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Cabinet
RD is on the cutting edge of backcountry stewardship. The
employee will benefit greatly from the opportunity to work in this
challenging environment. FSPW is a forward-thinking “posterchild” non-profit wilderness advocacy group that thinks outside the box about the collaboration, cooperation and community
Compensation includes a salary of $10 per hour,
plus numerous official training and certifications (wildland fire,
chainsaw, crosscut, defensive driving, First Aid/ CPR), free
housing, and an exceptional career/life experience.
WHEN: 10-12 week program from June through August
WHERE: Trout Creek, MT. Government housing is available