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**NOTE:** There is one vacancy with a duty location of either Reno, Nevada or Salt Lake City, Utah. The duty station will be determined at time of selection.

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Physical Demands: Physical Demands: A high level of physical fitness is required to perform the full range of law enforcement duties. The incumbent will be required to regularly demonstrate proficiency with firearms, non-lethal weapons, and defensive tactics. The incumbent will be required to participate in a physical fitness program, annual physical fitness assessment, and recurring medical screening. The position requires the incumbent to work, or be available to work, substantial amounts of unscheduled overtime based upon the needs of the agency.

Work Environment: Work Environment: The work is primarily office oriented in nature, but requires frequent travel to any part of the United States for meetings, law enforcement operations, investigations or other program activities. Operations, investigations, and activities may occur outdoors with exposure to hazardous and environmentally adverse conditions. Many investigations occur in remote areas of public lands to include high mountains, deserts, canyons, and other types of rough terrain. This type of work involves potentially high risks with personal exposure to dangerous situations, including temperature and weather extremes, possible physical attack, or other uncontrollable conditions. Travel in remote areas may require hiking, four wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, aircraft, or horseback.


This position serves as the Special-Agent-in-Charge of Law Enforcement, Region 3, of the Bureau of Land Management, which encompasses Nevada and Utah.

  • The Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent-in-Charge) is responsible for the oversight of a complex law enforcement program that includes investigative and the patrol functions.
  • Responsibilities include managing, planning, developing, evaluating, implementing, and directing all matters pertaining to the Office of Law Enforcement and Security, which includes the Bureau's program of investigations, law enforcement, security, resource protection operations, drug enforcement, ranger activities, and unauthorized use.
  • Serves as the Regional expert and principal advisor on all law enforcement managed programs and activities.
  • Responsible for planning, regulatory investigations and law enforcement efforts, which often have substantial resource impact. Investigative activities are directed towards program and criminal activities of a sensitive and complex nature with national implications and/or significance.
  • Supervises the work of two or more Assistant Special Agents-in-Charge, one or more State Chief Rangers, and one or more Law Enforcement Support Personnel.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • This position is responsible for a large geographical area consisting of Utah and Nevada. The Special Agent-in-Charge is a member of the Law Enforcement National Leadership Team affecting law enforcement program initiatives over the entire Bureau of Land Management. The incumbent will be expected to travel within Region on a regular basis and to other parts of the country sporadically.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.