The Chief Ranger position is located in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, in the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection.Learn more about this agency
As the Chief Ranger you will lead daily operations and direct the completion of collateral duties related to safety, training and leadership. You will work closely with the park's management team, adjacent land managers and law enforcement staffs from adjacent jurisdictions. You will supervise seasonal law enforcement rangers as well as non-commissioned staff and park volunteers. You will patrol monument lands and investigate of criminal activity, serve violations, and conduct custodial arrests. You may prepare and execute warrants, interview witnesses, and detain suspects. You will ensure the completion of comprehensive written reports. You will conduct and/or supervise gathering of law enforcement, security, and intelligence information relating to the park, its facilities, events, mission, or visitors.
You will set work goals and ensure all employees receive required training in a timely manner; identify operational requirements and make recommendations to your supervisor regarding programming, budgeting, training, administration, and evaluation of operations; and schedule patrols to maximize visitor contact with special consideration to problem areas. You will oversee complex law enforcement, all hazard, emergency medical, and search and rescue operations as well as provide emergency medical services to park visitors and residents. In addition, you will participate in all aspects of employee supervision including performance planning and appraisals, employee recognition, and employee counseling.
Perform field patrols and Search & Rescue response with heavy equipment (e.g. a 50lb. pack). Participate in backcountry travel, route finding and land navigation off-trail through rugged/remote terrain.
Prior to appointment, selectee must be determined physically fit by an authorized physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, pass a medical examination, and pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). The PEB is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run - measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press - measures upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run - measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach - measures flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition - measures body fat. Prior to appointment, selectees will be tested in all five components, and must pass the agility run, bench press and 1.5 mile run in the 25th percentile.
Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment.
Occasional travel - - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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