U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looking for new hires, volunteers for Bell County

Posted at 10:48 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 11:00:16-04

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been under a hiring freeze since October, but with new administration, that could soon change. 

The corps has given the go ahead to bring in some help during the busy summer boating season.

"Hopefully we get some young people that are into natural resources to come out here and work for us and this year. We will hire two maintenance people and six summer rangers," Brugman said.  

Arty Johnson has been a Park Ranger for 10 years and said he has many tasks. 

"What makes it special is that I think everybody that gets into this job is kind of a people person and wants to help people," Johnson said. 

Along with saving lives, park rangers are responsible for many things around the lakes. 

"I could be called out to a park where a computer network is down and I have to troubleshoot it and get the network back up. We could also be doing an audit at a gatehouse to make sure everything is accounted for," Johnson said. 

Rangers do all of this while being on high alert for dangerous situations. 

"Then something will come of the radio and I have to go respond to a call on the lake, perhaps launch the boat to help somebody," Johnson said.

The corps also accepts volunteers to help out at area lakes.

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