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Jobs With SAWS

At SAWS, we pride ourselves in being an award-winning team and outdoor leader in stewardship in our region. We strive for excellence while we take care of some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes in the southeast. We're known for going the extra mile for visitors and wild natural resources, and we strive to create meaningful and transformative employment opportunities while we work hard to develop tomorrow's conservation workforce.

 

We are looking for hard-working and enthusiastic individuals who already love working and playing in the outdoors or are excited for the opportunity to get acquainted with it. If you love jaw-dropping scenic landscapes, daily adventure, the swing of an axe, data collection, connecting with others, or sitting around a warm fire after a sweaty, hard days work, you'll love a season in the wilderness with SAWS.

Reach out with any questions. We can't wait to meet you out on the trail!

Our current job opening are listed below, apply today!

Wilderness Rangers (2) - Virginia

The 2024 SAWS Virginia Wilderness Rangers are based in Ramsey’s Draft, Three Ridges, and Saint Mary’s Wildernesses or James River Face, Thunder Ridge, and Priest Wildernesses in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. The Rangers report to the Wilderness Program Manager and will conduct basic trail maintenance, collect wilderness data, recruit and lead volunteers, and engage with visitors.

Wilderness Ranger - Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wildernesses

This Wilderness Ranger position is based in the Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wildernesses in the Pisgah National Forest. The Ranger reports to the Wilderness Program Manager and will conduct basic trail maintenance, collect wilderness data, recruit and lead volunteers, and engage with visitors.

Wilderness Ranger - Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Wilderness

This Wilderness Ranger position is based in the Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Wilderness in the Nantahala National Forest and provides support to the ranger in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness. The Ranger reports to the Wilderness Program Manager and will conduct basic trail maintenance, collect wilderness data, recruit and lead volunteers, and engage with visitors.

Field Crew Member

Crew Members work under supervison of a Field Crew Leader and Assistant Field Crew Leader on remote, trailwork projects. 

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