Supervisory Park Ranger (P)
National Park Service - Department of the Interior
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-12/04/2022-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: 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. More information can be found in the ‘Education’ section of this job announcement. Substantial documented experience in a primary law enforcement position in the Federal government, or equivalent documented experience outside the Federal government. This is a secondary-administrative law enforcement 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. Must have a current, valid State Driver’s License. Applicants must also possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS/GL-09 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: performing senior 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; management or program specialist work involving the development and/or implementation of policy related to law enforcement or visitor protection in park areas or similar operations; or other similar work. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree in one of the following major fields: natural resource management, park and recreation management, law enforcement, police science, social sciences, business administration, public administration, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the protection of natural and cultural resources. IMPORTANT NOTE: If your qualification for this position is fully or partially being based on education, you must submit a copy of your graduate transcripts as part of your application package. -OR- Successful completion of a COMBINATION of education and experience as described 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.
This position is located in Independence National Historical Park, in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. Independence has a large law enforcement and security operation that provides law enforcement and physical security for a busy urban park containing some of the most iconic places and artifacts that tell the story of the founding of the nation and the creation of the modern ideas of democracy.