Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection)

Department Of The Interior Davenport , WA 99122

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

This position is located in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

This position is open to National Park Service current permanent employees and employees that meet Land Management Authority.

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Responsibilities

  • Oversee programs that apprehend and detain individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States committed within the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.

  • Supervise a complex water-based operation that includes Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Programs, structural and wildland fire, physical security, and front country and backcountry patrol operations, to include 21 campgrounds, boat launches, and day use areas.

  • Plan, manage, supervise, direct and evaluate the work of the protection division over a wide geographic area.

  • Research, develop, and prepare written materials, such as law enforcement or emergency standard operating procedures, instructional programs, correspondence and reports.

  • Responsible for on the job safety and health of all employees supervised.

GS-12: As a Supervisory Park Ranger you will lead daily operations and direct the completion of collateral duties related to training and leadership. You will supervise GL-9 permanent and seasonal law enforcement rangers as well as non-commissioned staff and park volunteers. You will conduct and supervise the detection of criminal activity, investigation of criminal violations, and custodial arrests. You may prepare and execute warrants, interview witnesses, and detain suspects. You will ensure the completion of comprehensive written reports. You will conduct and/or supervise gathering of law enforcement, security, and intelligence information relating to the park, its facilities, events, mission, or visitors.You will set work goals and ensure all employees receive required training in a timely manner; identify operational requirements and make recommendations to your supervisor regarding programming, budgeting, training, administration, and evaluation of operations; and schedule patrols to maximize visitor contact with special consideration to problem areas. You will supervise and lead complex law enforcement, all hazard, emergency medical, and search and rescue operations as well as provide emergency medical services to park visitors and residents. In addition, you will participate in all aspects of employee supervision including performance planning and appraisals, employee recognition, and employee counseling.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

12

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0025 Park Ranger

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males

  • Subject to pre-employment physical and drug testing.

  • Must possess a Type I or higher Law Enforcement Commission.

  • New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.

  • Selectee(s) will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency.

  • Selectee(s) must be free of any domestic violence convictions. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

  • Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment.

  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.

  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

  • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.

  • If you are a supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

Qualifications

In order to be qualified for this position, all applicants must:

  • Possess or be able to obtain prior to appointment a Level I Law Enforcement Commission
  • AND -
  • Have previous experience in a primary law enforcement position inside or outside the Federal government

In addition, you must meet the minimum qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the grade level in which you are applying:

GS-12:

Specialized Experience: Possess at least have at least one (1) year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) investigating alleged violations of laws or regulations; (2) collecting and maintaining evidence according to established procedures and professional standards; (3) collaborating with other law enforcement or emergency response agencies on investigations or emergency incidents; (4) writing a variety of investigative and/or legal documents; (5) interpreting or providing guidance to other staff on law enforcement policies, procedures, or techniques.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Education

Law Enforcement Commission: This position requires applicants to possess, previously held (within the past three years), or be able to possess by entrance on duty a valid Type I (seasonal) or higher level National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement Commission (or equivalent), which requires completing training from an accredited institution, which currently consists of over 650 class hours and lasts on average 17 weeks. Please visit the Association of National Park Rangers' Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) for additional information on approved training courses and equivalency for commissioning.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

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Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection)

Department Of The Interior