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    This position is located in Denali National Park and Preserve in the Resource and Visitor Protection Division.

    This position will be filled at one of two duty stations. Those duty stations are Denali Park, AK and Talkeetna, AK. Please select ALL duty stations you are interested in working at when you apply. You will only be considered for the duty location(s) that you select when you apply.

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    This position serves as the Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection)(Chief Ranger), at Denali National Park and Preserve.

    Major duties include but are not limited to the following.

    • As the senior law enforcement officer, you will provide oversight and leadership to the Visitor & Resource Protection Division of Denali National Park, a large multi-level division that includes law enforcement, emergency services, mountaineering operations, structural fire, search and rescue, backcountry operations and management, kennels operations and management, communications center, and other visitor and resource protection duties.
    • Managing a complex budget that relies on multiple fund sources to achieve park/division mission.
    • Serving on the park's Management Team, providing input and advice to the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent on a range of divisional and park goals and strategic priorities. Working in cooperation with the Alaska Regional Office (AKRO) and the Washington DC Support Office (WASO).
    • Performing a wide range of supervisory functions including work planning, scheduling and prioritizing, assigning and reviewing work, training, awards and recognition, performance appraisals, safety, and recruiting.
    • Representing the NPS and the park on multi-agency, DOI and NPS workgroups and committees to achieve program goals.
    The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for situational telework or during an emergency or natural disaster with prior supervisor approval.
    Physical Demands: Work involves frequent on-site visits requiring walking, standing, bending and carrying light items. Employees must have the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines. Must be capable of utilizing over-snow equipment such as skis, snow machines, dogsleds, etc. The incumbent is required to perform physically rigorous assignments and meet mandatory physical fitness and medical standards.
    Work Environment: The environment varies from an office that is crowded with problems and people to working out in the dark and cold of the Alaskan winter. Indoor work may be sedentary and includes extended periods in an office setting, operating computers and attending meetings. Outdoor work may include extremes with winter temperatures below -50 F, winds, ice and snow. Summers are cool wet with highs rarely exceeding 80 F. Operates vehicles on narrow mountain roads.
    Please visit find a park for additional park information.
    For questions about this position or the location, please contact Brooke Merrell at brooke_merrell@nps.gov.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613373700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.