DCNR Ranger (Seasonal)


Employment Opportunities

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources currently has 29 vacancies for DCNR Ranger. Twenty-eight are in the Bureau of State Parks; one is in the Bureau of Forestry.


The vacancies exist in the following counties: Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montgomery, Northumberland, Sullivan, Union, Warren, Westmoreland, and York.

Please note that when designating the type of employment sought on the application, it is imperative that applicants indicate seasonal availability.
These positions generally work an 8 ½ month season from March through November.


You must be at least 21 to apply; possess a valid certification in first aid and adult, child, and infant CPR at time of interview; possess a valid Class C driver’s license or equivalent; have completed 15 credits in natural or environment sciences; and completed a department-recognized police training course (Act 120) or equivalent.

Type of Work
You will perform public safety work and promote recreation in state parks and forests. Work includes answering questions concerning facilities, environmental features and history; explaining rules and regulations; checking grounds, buildings and waterways for vandalism, safety hazards, and cleanliness; and administering first aid or CPR. You will also prepare and deliver presentations to school, civil groups and associations; enforce the Commonwealth’s Crimes Code and Vehicle Code; investigate complaints, accidents, and suspected crimes; coordinate activities with local and State Police, Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission; issue citations, file complaints and present cases before District Justices.


Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bureau of Human Resources
P.O. Box 8768
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768
Phone: (717) 787-8737
Web site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/


Starting Salary



Benefits are NOT available for seasonal positions.


Pennsylvania residency is required at the time of application for these positions. 


Click here to view detailed test announcement which includes eligibility requirements.