Well not really…
Most Park Ranger jobs im looking at have the following:
“If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.”
Living in New Zealand and Australia during those ages (18-26yrs) I was fully unaware of the need to register and now as I look into the dream of working in The National Parks of America I find that that door could perhaps already be closed.
THERE MIGHT BE HOPE!!!
From the Select Services Website.
“A non-registrant may not be denied any benefit if he can “show by a preponderance of evidence” that his failure to register was not knowing and willful. Offer as much evidence supporting your case, and as much detail, as possible.”
Essentially it is up to the hiring company to make the decision as to whether you willfully avoided registration or not. They cant deny you the opportunity to prove to them that you were unaware of the need:
“The benefit agency official handling your case, not the Selective Service, will determine whether you have shown that your failure to register was not a knowing and willful failure to register. The final decision regarding your eligibility for the benefit that you seek will be made by the agency granting the benefit (for example, for student financial aid, this would be the school’s financial aid officer). In some agencies, an appeals process is available.”