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Discover Your Forest hosts a wide array of career opportunities! From long-term team members to seasonal hires, volunteer hosts to trainee programs, we are always looking for new ways to connect people to their Public Lands in meaningful ways. Keep scrolling to see the opportunities that we have available right now. If you'd like to see the commitments that we've made to our hiring practices, click on the button below.

Current Career Opportunities

Discover Your Forest, non-profit partner of the Deschutes National Forest is seeking interested candidates for Ranger Staff positions for the summer season 2024.

Hourly Wage: $20 per hour, depending on experience
Season: April 22 – mid-September, 2024
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to karen.walsh@discovernw.org

Partners In Service rangers are uniformed staff who perform all the regular duties alongside Forest Service staff at Newberry National Volcanic Monument (NNVM). Working at NNVM is an opportunity to learn about, explore, and share the diversity of features in this volcanic landscape. Most work occurs at the Lava Lands Visitor Center, Lava River Cave, and the Newberry Caldera.

Job Duties include:

  • Answering visitor questions at information desks and answering phone calls
  • Researching and presenting interpretive programs: guided hikes, patio talks, drop-in and Junior Ranger programs, trail and site roving
  • Checking in and orienting small to large groups of visitors at Lava River Cave
  • Selling recreation passes, handling money and credit cards, and detailed record-keeping
  • Opening and closing visitor centers, light maintenance, and cleaning, litter sweeps

An ideal candidate enjoys talking to visitors in small and large groups in formal or informal settings, has a passion for the natural world, and an interest in learning about the cultural and geologic history of Central Oregon. Working outside, conditions range from snow and hail to heat and sometimes smoke. Position requires standing for extended periods, walking, and occasional hiking on paved and uneven, natural surfaces.

Discover Your Forest is looking for Visitor Service Crew Members for the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station. This temporary position is at the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station (CLWS). The incumbent is a uniformed employee responsible for providing visitors with information, education, and interpretive services for a visitor center that the Forest Service administers.

Hourly Wage: $20.00/hour @ 32 hours per week
Work Schedule: Friday – Monday
Season: Mid-April – Early September
To Apply: Please send Resume to Karen.walsh@discovernw.org

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