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    You can make a difference by bringing your unique experience, background and perspective to our work.

    We are committed to promoting a workforce where the viewpoints and talents of every employee are valued, welcomed and appreciated. – NPS Director, Jon Jarvis  

    To find out more about the National Park Service visit www.nps.gov, and watch our YouTube video here.

    The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill temporary positions in various locations. All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. These positions have no promotion potential; if you want to be considered for a higher grade, you must apply for the higher grade. Anticipated Entry on Duty: March 2017

    For information about duty locations per park and government housing availability please see the "Geographic Availability" section of the questionnaire.

    Individual duty stations vary by park site. Please click on the following links for more information about each park:

    Craters of the Moon National Monument: http://www.nps.gov/crmo

    Mount Rainier National Park: http://www.nps.gov/mora

    North Cascades National Park: http://www.nps.gov/noca

    The salary reflected in this announcement does not include locality pay and will differ based on the locations selected.

    This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. 

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. 


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    Individuals selected for these positions will perform a variety of resource and visitor protection duties including: enforcement of federal laws, regulations and policies; investigation of motor vehicle accidents; patrol of both frontcountry and backcountry sites; emergency response (utilizing Incident Command System);provide emergency medical services; search and rescue; facilitate visitor stewardship and orientation; wilderness management; boundary enforcement; protection of natural and cultural resources (wildlife, plants, archeological sites, historic buildings) and wildland/structural fire suppression.

    Additional duties for GS-5: The incumbent will assist with preliminary investigations of felonies and other crimes and violations of park rules and public use and safety requirements, and in crowd control activities. Proactively protects park resources from all forms of degradation.

    Additional duties for GS-7: The incumbent will independently conduct law enforcement investigations into misdemeanor violations. Under the supervision of a Type I commissioned personnel, investigate felony violations and fatalities.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity.

    Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions. Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons. There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings. Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions. A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear. Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel up to 5 nights per month is required.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0025 Park Ranger

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451935200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.