Park Ranger's apply laws and regulations to protect both visitors and resources of our National Parks, and ensure a safe visitor experience through patrols, emergency response, and investigations.Learn more about this agency
Multiple positions are being advertised concurrently:
Entry on Duty: August 2021
Open to the first 300 applicants or 04/09/2021whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
Selected candidates will attend training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. Completion of Ranger-Specific Basic Training (RSBT) and Land Management Police Training (LMPT) is required. Completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) is also mandatory. FTEP may or may not occur at the candidate's employing park. Training occurs on-site at FLETC and students are housed in dormitories or hotels at no cost to the trainee. Students are employed and paid by their park while attending training.
For more information about becoming a Park Ranger prior to applying to this announcement go to the Become a Law Enforcement Ranger website.
To learn more about these duties:
- Learn more about the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) here.
- You can look up required scores for your age and gender for PEB here.
- Learn more about the Medical Standards Program here.
- Learn more about FLETC Physical Performance Requirements (PPRs) here.
- To learn about Ranger-Specific Basic Training and Land Management Police Training go to this Reference
- Enforce federal laws, regulations and policies.
- Patrol front country and backcountry sites.
- Emergency response (utilizing Incident Command System) including medical services, search and rescue, and wildland/structural fire suppression.
- Facilitate visitor stewardship and orientation; wilderness management; boundary enforcement; protection of natural and cultural resources (e.g. wildlife, plants, archaeological sites, historic buildings).
- Assist with preliminary investigations of felonies, crimes and violations of park rules, public use, safety requirements, and motor vehicle accidents.
- Crowd control activities.
- Proactively protects park resources from all forms of degradation.
- 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.
- The incumbent will independently conduct law enforcement investigations into misdemeanor, felony violation, and fatalities.
- The incumbent will provide specialized knowledge of resource protection, resource education, and public use management.
The full performance level (FPL) of the target position is a GL-09. Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596818500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.