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How To Become a Forest Range Officer

Published By Team Setmycareer on Sep 20, 2023

Discover How To Become a Forest Range Officer

Forest Range Officer
Job Profile Forest Ranger / Forest Range Officer
Job Category Government
Eligibility Criteria Graduation
Examination State Public Service Commission
Training State Forest Service Academy
Job Category  Field 
Salary INR 35k- 1.12 Lakh (Level 6 pay band)

Forest Range Officers are responsible for the forests, environment and wildlife-related issues of a forest range. Forest range officer works in the management and protection of public lands in state or federal forests and grasslands. Firefighting is their primary responsibility -- and they have the final say when it comes to wildfires. They're responsible for enforcing laws on forest preservation regarding timber theft, water quality, litter, and open burning. Forest rangers also liaise with the general public during educational or recreational visits.


Duties of a Forest Range Officer

  • Manage forest fires: prevention, detection, suppression
  • Educate the public on forest safety and conservation
  • Manage and control wildlife populations
  • Patrol forest areas and enforce state laws (hunting, fishing, camping)
  • Coordinate search and rescue missions
  • Preserve and conserve natural resources, including reforestation
  • Collect data on forest health, wildlife, and ecology
  • Engage with local communities and stakeholders
  • Respond to natural or man-made threats to forest areas
  • Promote policies for sustainable forestry and wildlife management

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Entry Level Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree Agriculture, Natural Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Pure Mathematics or Statistic.
  • The selection of candidates in to the post of Forest Officer is carried out through written examination. In order to attend the exam one must possess certain physical qualifications also.



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