Forest Ranger II

Maine, United States Full-time


Opening Date:


Closing Date:




Position Type:

Full Time

Class Code:



19    $19.96 - $26.30* (*includes .85 salary adjustment)


The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Maine Forest Service, has multiple Forest Ranger II vacancies.  These are full-time 52 week positions. 


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is investigative and protective services work in the detection, prevention, pre-suppression, and suppression of wildfires and the enforcement of forestry, environmental and conservation laws. 

Typical duties:

  • Patrols and inspects assigned areas observing activities, checking recreational areas, and wood operations; noting road conditions; posting signs; conducting fire investigations; and issuing fire permits.
  • Contacts and advises town fire wardens, landowners, mill owners, social organizations, industry, government groups, and others.
  • Trains firefighting personnel, attends firefighting training, and repairs/checks firefighting equipment.
  • Fights fires and supervises firefighting crews.
  • Provides wildland fire training to fire departments, hotshots, schools, industry, and other groups.
  • Inspects logging operations for compliance with the state’s fire, environmental, and conservation laws.
  • Enforces statutes, prosecutes violators, writes case reports, and testifies in court.
  • For additional job tasks refer to:\ActSpec\JobSpec


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

An Associate’s Degree in fire science, criminal justice, emergency management, forestry, biology, geology, oceanography, -OR- any degree which includes 15 hours of natural sciences -OR- an acceptable equivalent two (2) year combination of directly related education, training, and/or experience.


A valid Maine driver’s license and successful completion of all required training must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class.

5:00 pm,  November 09, 2018

Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370.


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 22% of pay


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)

Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.