Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-07 Job in Los Alamos, New Mexico US

Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-07

Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to 1 temporary positions at Bandelier National Monument. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 6, 2012 This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. KEY REQUIREMENTS U.S. Citizenship required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Must possess or be able to obtain a NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission. Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license. Must pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) prior to start date. Pre-employment medical exam and drug testing are required. DUTIES: Back to top MAJOR DUTIES: Primary responsibilities include a full range of law enforcement duties within Bandelier National Monument and on adjacent Department of Energy (DOE) lands, primarily in the backcountry. Additional duties include vehicle and foot patrols of front country areas, campgrounds, boundary patrols, wildlife incidents and monitoring of archeological sites. Duties will require extended backcountry camping. The incumbent will also be required to respond to motor vehicle accidents, emergency medical incidents, and search and rescue calls. The park has concurrent jurisdiction within three counties and works with multiple other agencies to achieve law enforcement objectives. Collateral duties may include liaising with other agencies and representing the Monument in local committees and work groups. PHYSICAL DEMANDS : Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity. Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions. Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons. There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings. Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions. A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear. Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required. AREA INFORMATION: Bandelier National Monument is comprised of over 32,817 acres, including a designated wilderness area of 23,267 acres and an 800-acre detached archaeological section. The Monument was created to preserve the numerous archaeological features of a late prehistoric period, which represents the transition of the Pueblo Indians from the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan to modern traditions. Annual visitation exceeds 200,000. The Monument is located 45 miles from Santa Fe, 32 miles from Espanola, and 12 miles from Los Alamos. Elevation ranges from 5,300 to 10,199 feet with headquarters located at 6,000 feet. For more information on Bandelier please see the park website: . Good medical facilities, schools and shopping are available in Los Alamos. Local cost of living is considered high. OTHER INFORMATION : Incidental Motor Vehicle Operator: You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State drivers license. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either the specialized experience or the education as described below. Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also be used to qualify. Selective Placement Factor (Mandatory Screen Out): Law Enforcement Commission. Applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria to be considered for these positions: · Current Possession of a valid NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission. · Previous possession (within the past three years) of a NPS Type I or II Law Enforcement Commission. · Completion within the past three years of a NPS approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP). NOTE: This is not regular police officer training. Please visit for additional information on schools and academies that offer the training required to be eligible for an NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission. · Current enrollment in NPS approved SLETP. Applicants must certify in their supporting documents the possession of at least one of the above criteria. Selective Placement Factor (Mandatory Screen Out): Driver's License. Possess a current valid state driver's license in good standing. Upon tentative selection, you will be required to submit driver's license information. If you do not meet the requirements of this selective factor, you will be rated ineligible for these positions. For the GS-07 grade level A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience performing law enforcement duties for the protection, conservation, use, and management of natural and/or cultural resources in park areas or similar operations, which involved the application of law enforcement authorities and procedures to protect visitors and resources. - OR- B. One full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation. One year of full time graduate education is defined as 18 semester hours . -OR- C . Equivalent combinations of education and experience. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties