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    There are up to Nine permanent full time Law Enforcement Officer positions with Law Enforcement and Investigations (LEI), In the Pacific Southwest Region 5, and Pacific Northwest Region 6, The position is responsible for performing full-time law enforcement duties including detection, investigation, apprehension, detention, and prosecution activities associated with the enforcement of the laws and regulations relating to National Forest System lands and resources.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tracie Wilkinson at tracielwilkinson@fs.fed.us or (202)-205-1664

    Salary wage as shown for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS) locality. Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy.

    See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/ for additional information on pay rates. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of the job offer. Pay rates vary depending on location.

    These positions are located with the Forest Service, Law Enforcement and Investigation, Field Operations.

    Authorized administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) annually at intervals not to exceed 25% of the employee’s rate of basic pay.

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    Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Plans, directs, and conducts patrols to prevent, detect and enforce violations of Federal laws and regulations on National Forest System lands related to resources, property, employees and users. Apprehends and detains persons who have committed or are suspected of committing criminal offenses affecting National Forest System lands. Locates, secures, and protects crime scenes. Collects and/or seizes physical and documentary evidence. Plans and conducts investigations relating to alleged or suspected violations of laws and regulations. Researches and analyzes information, determines actions to be taken, documents cases, formalizes reports, and/or makes recommendations. Interviews witnesses and suspects, testifies at hearing and trials, serves subpoenas, summons, and other legal documents. Serves as a technical specialist for the prosecution of cases as authority dictates. Serves as a liaison to cooperative agencies such as, County Sheriff Departments and other State and Federal agencies concerning law enforcement activities that involve the protection of National Forest System lands. Prepares investigative reports, provides technical input on enforcement activities and provides written feedback regarding federal, state and local cases. The incumbent plans, executes, evaluates and reports on the law enforcement program regarding the protection of National Forest System users, resources, employees and facilities through prevention, detection and enforcement within the National Forest System.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel to perform duties in various forests.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA/VRA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459356500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.