Us National Park Service
$83,043.00 to $107,955.00
Open & closing dates
$83,043 to $107,955 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Clarification from the agency
Current permanent Federal employees of Department of Interior serving under career or career conditional appointment in the competitive service, CTAP Eligibles, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibles
This position is located in the National Park Service, Pacific West Region,Mojave National Preserve, in the Division of Resource and Visitor Protection. Please visit find a park
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Who May Be Considered:
We are accepting applications from: 1. Current permanent Federal employees of the Department of the Interior serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; 2. CTAP Eligibles; and 3.Current or former time-limited (temporary and term) employees of a land management agency eligible for permanent positions under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). For more information, please select the following links: 1) Merit Promotion
2) Status Candidate
3) Career Transition Program (CTAP)
and 4) Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)
This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.
Learn more about this agency
Enforces and directs other in the enforcement of all park regulations and applicable Federal and state laws within the Park.
Plans, directs and manages a complex program which provides 24-hour, 7-day a week emergency services, wildland fire, special park use regulation, fee collection, campground management, criminal and administrative investigation and other activities.
Directs the overall planning and fiscal control of a total annual budget of approximately one million dollars; and for non-ONPS funds acquired each year (approximately $100,000 annually.
Provides the full range of supervision to the Division through subordinate supervisors. Trains, evaluates, and counsels employees; makes decisions concerning recruitment, classification, and other human resources functions.
Develops, negotiates, and amends memoranda of understanding, memoranda of agreement, and annual operating plans that involve local, state, and Federal Government interagency relations.
Identifies need; formulates budget, develops short- and long-range plans and operational guidelines; establishes goals, program priorities and standards for all law enforcement programs.
Manages activities generally classified as special park uses, including right-of-way, special events, First Amendment activities, commercial filming, and certain types of commercial activities.
Represents Park management on law enforcement issues in meetings and maintains relationships with visiting officials, cooperating officials of Federal and State agencies, special interest groups, and Park neighbors.
Prepares reports and correspondence on Park law enforcement matters including sensitive and/or critical subjects, visitor complaints, concerns of other agencies, congressional inquiries, difficult or controversial problems, and policy questions.
Directs the park's tort claim program. Ensures that investigations and documentation are properly completed in matters involving civil litigation.
As a supervisor, the incumbent ensures equal opportunity for all employees supervised and in the selection of employees for training, promotions, awards and recognition, and other career development opportunities.
Is responsible for on the job safety and health of all employees supervised. Initiates efforts conforming to established local, regional, and Bureau safety programs to satisfy this responsibility.
Occasional travel - Travel within and outside the Park will be required as part of the duties, including attending qualifications and other required training. Travel in Government aircraft may also be required as a part of the duties of this position.
Job family (Series)
0025 Park Ranger
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
Subject to pre-employment physical. You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Must possess a Type I NPS Law Enforcement Commission.
Selectee(s) will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency.
You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record.
Required to wear National Park Service Uniform (to include an allowance).
You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
Occupancy of government quarters is NOT required, but there may be government housing available.
New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You may be required to travel overnight away from home 1 to 2 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Individuals who currently hold, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a GS position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (served 52 wks at the next lower grade.)
Must be free of any domestic violence convictions. Appt will be subject to applicant's successful completion of background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Prior to appointment, must be determined physically fit to perform strenuous, physically demanding duties and pass a medical exam (vision, hearing, cardiovascular, mobility of extremities) given by a physician.
Also required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout your employment.
This position has rigorous physical duties, therefore you must successfully complete a Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) screening annually.
Selective Factors: Applicants must meet ALL of the following to qualify: Must currently possess, previously held (within the past three years), or be able to obtain a valid Type I National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement Commission, or equivalent, by entrance on duty date. More information can be found in the 'Education' section of this job announcement.
Must currently possess or be able to obtain a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification by entrance on duty date.
Must currently possess or be able to obtain a First Responder and CPR Certification (or higher level certification) by entrance on duty date.
Must have a current, valid State Driver's License by entrance on duty date.
You must possess or be able to successfully obtain and maintain Wildland Fire Fighter certification (S130/S190) by entrance on duty date. Provide a copy of your Red Card with your application if you currently possess this certification.
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EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: managing a law enforcement program including 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; management or program specialist work involving the development and/or implementation of policy related to law enforcement and visitor protection in park areas or similar operations; or other similar work. You must include hours per week worked.
There is no substitution of education for the specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level and above.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.
Law Enforcement Commission: This position requires applicants to possess, previously held (within the past three years), or be able to possess by entrance on duty date a valid Type I level National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement Commission (or equivalent), which requires completing training from an accredited institution, which currently consists of over 650 class hours and lasts on average 17 weeks. Please visit the Association of National Park Rangers' Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP)
for additional information on approved training courses and equivalency for commissioning.
For additional information about this position please contact:
Todd Suess, Superintendent, Mojave National Preserve
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Office work occasionally requires long hours of desk work and can be stressful. The incumbent is often faced with short deadlines, conflicting priorities and must occasionally resolve conflicting viewpoints. The work involves periodic travel. Site-specific fieldwork associated with program responsibilities may involve occasional strenuous activities, exposure to rugged terrain, and travel by small planes, helicopters, watercraft or specialized vehicles. Must maintain physical fitness in a manner required to meet guidance in DO/RM-9 and other appropriate guidelines and must meet the requirements of the medical surveillance program DO/RM-57.
The work is primarily performed indoors, with some outdoor work involved. Outdoor work can involve exposure to temperature extremes, irritating plants, reptiles, and insects. Hazardous conditions encountered in resource protection, search and rescue and law enforcement activities.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
This is a secondary-administrative law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U. S. C. 8412 (d) (FERS). PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet qualification requirements, but may not be eligible for special retirement coverage. If such an applicant is selected, they will be placed in the regular retirement system. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under CSRS, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under FERS, an employee must: 1) transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position, AND 2) complete 3 years of service in a primary rigorous position including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld, AND 3) must be continuously employed in a secondary position(s) since moving from a primary rigorous position, except for any break in employment from a secondary position that began with involuntary separation (not for cause). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your special retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your work history or other documentation that demonstrates work history of approved covered positions). You must let this office know if you are in a Primary position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Managing Human Resources
Wildland firefighting and other forms of field work demand a high level of fitness to safely perform arduous, day-long work in difficult environmental conditions, including steep terrain, extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke, and to meet unforeseen emergencies. This position requires that you pass a Pack Test, a job-related test of the capacity for arduous work. It consists of a 3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack over level terrain. A time of 45 minutes, the passing score for the test, approximates an aerobic fitness score of 45, the established standard for firefighters. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirement. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified component being measured.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/01/2018.
Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format; and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation such as: Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest Department of Interior SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.
Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)
eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards: Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process.
If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan
consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
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To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/01/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account
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Agency contact information
Mojave National Preserve
2701 Barstow Road
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