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    Summary

    These position are located in Gateway National Recreation Area, in the Resource and Visitor Protection Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

    Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.

    Who May Apply: Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with the Department of the Interior, Career Transition Program (CTAP), and current or former competitive service employees and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. For more information, select the following link: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).

    These positions will be filled under a Permanent Career / Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment,


    Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.

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    Responsibilities

    These Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection) positions are responsible for the law enforcement and emergency services field operations for Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, Highlands, New Jersey. Sandy Hook receives more than 2 million visitors to the Park each year. The incumbents of these Supervisory Park Ranger (protection) positions reports directly to the Operations Chief Ranger of the Resource and Visitor Protection Division. The Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection) directly supervises three to four permanent Park Ranger (Protection) positions, as well as three Park Ranger (Protection) positions filled under Seasonal - Temporary Appointments. The incumbents of these Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection) position drafts schedules, submits Enforcement Action Plans, supports employee developmental opportunities, and are responsible for the seasonal employee hiring process. The Park averages more than 200 arrests per year ranging from DWI to Poaching and also conducts public awareness/safety programs with the local municipal, county and state agencies. The Park maintains and operates a Type III Ambulance as well as Type I and Type III fire response vehicles and also has a seasonal patrol boat. In addition, the incumbents work closely with the Chief Ranger and numerous cooperating agencies to respond to a multitude of incidents, and participate in regular interagency operations.

    Physical Demands:

    The work requires to Incumbent to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). The incumbent wears law enforcement gear that, on a regular and recurring basis, includes a fully outfitted duty belt and a ballistic vest. Infrequently, the incumbent is required to wear specialized emergency rescue equipment, such as bunker gear (a.k.a., turnout gear), riot gear, a rifled plate carrier, and wildland fire gear. The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion that, on a regular and recurring basis, includes walking and running over rough and uneven surfaces; moving across loose sand on the beaches; carrying heavy loads of gear and equipment that can exceed 50 pounds; and crouching or crawling in tight or restrictive spaces. The work requires a fitness level sufficient to apprehend a fleeing suspect on foot and defend the incumbent against physical attack. The Incumbent is required to work shifts that Include all hours of the day and night; the work can subject the incumbent to periods of loud noise; and the work can subject the Incumbent to contact with individuals who have communicable diseases.

    As a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer for the NPS, the incumbent must meet established physical fitness and arduous duty medical standards. Additionally, the incumbent must meet all physical fitness and medical standards relevant to wildland fire and structural fire duties and responsibilities.

    Work Environment:

    The work is predominantly performed in the field at a seashore environment with a moderate mix of required office work. The field work is accomplished on land and water by foot and by law enforcement patrol vehicle, boat, bicycle and UTV / ATV. The field work can range from hot and humid in the summer with temperatures up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit to cold and blustery in the winter with subzero temperatures. The work environment is stressful and regularly and routinely involves a high risk of exposure to hostile and dangerous law enforcement situations such as defending oneself or protecting others from physical attack; actively seeking out persons who may be armed and dangerous: and responding to emergency calls or intrusion alarm activations. When performing wildland and/or structural fires duties, the work environment involves high risk of exposure to heat, fire, and toxic chemicals/materials.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Incumbent will be required to travel within the local commuting area, within the State of New York and/or out of state in order to attend training, conferences and/or meetings.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Dept. of the Interior Career or Career-Conditional Employees, CTAP, and Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475615300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.