Job opening: Supervisory Park Ranger (P)
Salary: $115 118 - 149 651 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The incumbent serves as the Chief Ranger over the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection. The Chief Ranger is responsible for the leadership and management of the division and is a key member of the park's leadership team. The incumbent directs all law enforcement, dispatch, search and rescue, dive, fee, permits, lifeguard, and visitor protection functions of the park.
The Chief Ranger is responsible for providing leadership, and management of the park's Visitor and Resource Protection Division and is a key member of the park's senior leadership team. The position directs all law enforcement, physical security, dispatch, search and rescue, high-angle rescue, dive, aviation, lifeguard, fee collection, and special use permit programs. The position serves as a subject matter expert, and an advisor to the superintendent and deputy superintendent, and the park's leadership team, regarding law enforcement, resource protection, fee operations, physical security, and emergency operations.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-09/25/2023-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience.
For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.
Selective Factors: Applicants must meet ALL of the following to qualify:
Law Enforcement Commission: Must currently possess, previously held (within the past three years), or be able to obtain a valid Type I or higher National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement Commission, or equivalent, by 09/25/2023. More information can be found in the 'Education' section of this job announcement.
Maximum Entry Age (MEA): This is a primary position covered by enhanced retirement provisions which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after 20 years of service. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position. Two exceptions are allowed: 1) an applicant has prior Federal service in a primary covered position sufficient to complete 20 years of service on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57; or 2) an applicant is a qualified veterans' preference eligible, in which case the MEA is waived and their corresponding retirement age may be higher than 57 after completing 20 years of service.
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Experience: Have At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of law enforcement authorities and procedures to protect visitors and resources. My experience includes the following: law enforcement or investigative work, and; management, or program specialist work, involving the development and/or implementation of policy related to law enforcement, physical security, search and rescue, high angle rescue, dive programs, visitor protection, fee programs, special use permits, or similar operations and programs.
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.
Law Enforcement Commission:
This position requires applicants to possess, previously held (within the past three years), or be able to possess by 09/25/2023 a valid Type II (seasonal) or higher 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.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution
with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities
to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
- Address Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324
- Name: Billie Bowker
- Email: [email protected]