Law Enforcement

Contact: Chris Holland, Patrol Captain (Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s Office) for additional information at (530)283-7769 or

Law Enforcement and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs – Student Training Intern (STI) Program

 The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s Office (duty station) is advertising one internship opportunity in the Law Enforcement Program and Off-Highway Vehicle Program (May 31 – August 19, 2016). This internship positions aims to provide current students in the Criminal Justice and Resource Management fields with hands on instruction related to their major, while working alongside industry professionals. An educational background in both Criminal Justice and Resource Management is strongly preferred

The student intern will receive training related to criminal justice and resource protection, including but not limited to: visitor recreation usage, professional incident report writing, evidence documentation, timber theft prevention, basic investigation inquiries, and off-highway vehicle (OHV) violation prevention. Interns will gain experience in the field of recreation and campground patrol, public outreach, public assist, public contacts and basic duties associated with Forest Protection Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and OHV Technicians.

This internship position will require the applicant to be able to work non-standard hours. Some early morning, late night, and weekend night shifts will apply. Applicant will be required to drive OHV’s quads, and non-standard high clearance OHV’s on rough and arduous mountain roads. Field work requires moderate to strenuous activity levels, hiking over rough or uneven terrain, and occasionally carrying weights up to 50 pounds. Office work will require good personal organizational skills, implementing office logistics, computer data entry and filing work. Work also involves the use of GPS mapping units, knowledge and use of Forest Service radios, and situational awareness.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with Forest Law Enforcement and Investigations staff on the Plumas National Forest. Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). Applicants must be able to pass additional background checks prior to working in this position per FS 5300 guidelines and FSH 5309.11. A valid state driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.