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    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

    This recruitment will be used to fill approximately 3 Temporary appointments. The appointment is 1 year not to exceed 2 years, although positions may be terminated sooner depending on management needs.

    The enter-on-duty dates may vary but are anticipated by 10/1/17.

    Government housing is required and available.

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    Incumbents serve as National Park Service law enforcement officers primarily responsible for performing duties including detection and investigation of violations of the Federal criminal laws, apprehension and detention of violators, the protection of life and property, enforcement of all applicable laws, rules, and regulations protecting and insuring the safe use of National Park resources.  In addition to law enforcement duties, incumbents may issue wilderness permits, or serve in other duties as assigned such as the visitor center or other information center operations.  Incumbents are also responsible for providing emergency medical services at an NREMT level or higher, search and rescue or structural fire services depending on location and level of experience. 

    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. 

    AREA INFORMATION: Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah.  Park Headquarters is located near Springdale, Utah. Minimal shopping is available in Springdale, Utah located two (2) miles from Park Headquarters. A Full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are available in Hurricane, (25 miles), St. George, (45 miles), and in Cedar City, Utah (63 miles). 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To meetings, trainings and normal park travel.

    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/465047400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.