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NPS is Hiring

by Alpinist » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:57 pm

Need a job? Check it out. The NPS is hiring.

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by dskoon » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Seems like a good opportunity. Once your foot is in the door. . .

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by ksolem » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:07 pm

Yeah that sounds like fun, being an LEO at Statue of Liberty or Bunker Hill. Sounds like they have a 50% attrition rate and need new fodder...

What happens when positions like that are the entry level, and the rangers who come up through an urban LEO background eventually end up in responsible positions in parks like Yellowstone?

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by goldenhopper » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:10 pm

I was just reading this article and came over here to post. As a kid and teen this was my dream job. Turns out in many cases you're a cop with a hat. Still, it's nice to hear more young people will be getting involved in the NPS.

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by xDoogiex » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:27 pm

Oh boy. I'll look into it later

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by Hotoven » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:26 pm

And here I thought yahoo news was a waste of time to read.

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by Kiefer » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:51 pm

Thanks for the link, Alpinist! I'm actually applying in a few days and (hopefully) starting next week as a volunteer in Rocky Mountain National Park working maintenance which, hopefully I can revolve into employment in a year or so before the move to Alaska.

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by mrchad9 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:12 am

Sounds like only a few dozen openings nationwide, hardly impressive.

But in times of high unemployment still an option, if you are young, and looking to advance from being a hall monitor to something more permanent in the irritate the general public industry.

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by Castlereagh » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:17 am

A buddy of mine went to ranger school after he graduated UMass, and he's working his third summer for the NPS now, doing enforcement. If you have a seasonal job then you have to apply for a new job every season, while working a different job in the off season.

My buddy did USS Constitution one year, Gateway NRA in NJ the next summer, and is now working Independence in Philly this summer, which might be a year round gig. I often tell him to go out west (hell, I'd be happy working some obscure National Monument in Nevada or something), but he's happy staying in the Northeast though, since he wants to stay close to home.

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