Position is located in the Division of Visitor and Resources Protection, in the Rincon Mountain District (East) of Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona, a metropolitan area of over 900,000. All urban services are readily available within the area. Daytime temperatures range from 100+ degrees in the summer to 50 degrees in the winter. Cooler temperatures are expected at higher elevations. Ranger lives in backcountry during the 9 day work period, staying at Manning Camp and other backcountry campsites. Manning Camp is located near the top of the Rincon Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet, nearly 10 miles and over 5,000 vertical feet from the nearest road access. No government housing is available when off of the mountain.
The core duties of this position are a full range of Park Ranger generalist duties including back-country duties and front country patrol duties in the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. The Ranger spends time in the field doing strenuous hiking or horseback riding, performing project work, working with trail crew, contacting visitors, and responding to all types of emergencies including wildland fires. A strong component of the position is also working with Resource crews in the field performing exotic plant management or other projects.