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    This position is located at Voyageurs National Park and serves as the Chief Ranger with full responsibility and authority for the management operations, planning and development of the Division. This position is one or five division chiefs in the park that reports directly to the superintendent.

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    The duties and responsibilities are highly varied and complex, requiring a high degree of professional competence. The position reports to the Superintendent and has overall responsibility for: law enforcement (including patrol, detection, apprehension, investigation, and intelligence); security and anti-terrorism; emergency medical services; search and rescue; special park uses, including commercial and concession program management; lands and wilderness management; wildland fire and aviation management. The incumbent should have experience in federal laws governing units of the National Park Service. The ability to work with local, tribal, regional and sometimes national and international political agencies and institutions is essential. Incumbent also serves as part of the park's leadership team, providing program expertise and coordination for interdivisional support. The incumbent serves as acting Superintendent on a rotating basis and as assigned throughout the year.

    The position serves as the Senior Law Enforcement Officer for Voyageurs National Park, and is duty stationed out of the park headquarters in International Falls, MN. The Chief Ranger coordinates assistance from International, Federal, State and local law enforcement and search/rescue groups. The incumbent serves as a federal law enforcement officer and maintains a NPS Level I Law Enforcement Commission.

    The Chief Ranger is responsible for the program's budget management, human resources, performance evaluations, cooperative agreements, and work with partner organizations.

    The position supervises a GS-05 PSF Admin Support Assistant, four GL-09 Law Enforcement Officers (one of which is PSF), and one GS-11 Supervisory Law Enforcement Officer. The position serves as the Incident Commander and search/rescue coordinator for the park. The Chief Ranger is the park's lead collateral duty Safety Officer, and the park's primary staff member for coordination with the Border Park Zone Fire Program, and with the US Forest Service partnership for shared aviation services.

    Note: Prior law enforcement experience, as gained by substantial service in primary law enforcement 6c position or equivalent experience outside the Federal Government, is a mandatory prerequisite for incumbents of this position. Incumbent must be able to meet the law enforcement medical standards as well as obtain and maintain a Level I Law Enforcement commission. Incumbent is subject to drug testing.

    Position Requirements:

    • Motorboat Operation/Instructor Certification Course: Applicant must be able to obtain a Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) or Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course (MOICC) within one year after entrance on duty date.
    • Minimum Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 1 night per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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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/607484600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.