Park Ranger

Bureau of Land Management - Department of the Interior

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified: 1. Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a valid, state driver’s license. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. In addition to selective factor requirements, to qualify at the GS-05 level you must meet one of the following: Specialized Experience: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Working as a park guide, front country, backcountry, or Interpretive Park Ranger in a park, recreation, or conservation area. Experience in the implementation of policy related to the protection, conservation, or management of park, recreation, or conservation areas. OR Education: 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with 24 semester hours of related course work. OR Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate undergraduate education. In addition selective factor requirements, to qualify at the GS-07 level you must meet one of the following: Specialized Experience: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of primitive and developed recreation areas, wilderness areas, and conservation areas; experience conducting regulatory and permit compliance monitoring, and completing a variety of recreation related projects; performing pedestrian and vehicle patrols in front and back country areas; facilitating and organizing work projects for employees and volunteers; and speaking to groups. OR Education: To qualify based on education you must have 18 semester hours of graduate-level education in a directly related field. OR Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. 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 meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level. Physical Demands: The work is performed mostly outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces. The position requires physical exertion such as, but not limited to, driving over unpaved roads, walking over rough terrain or inclines, standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching and stooping, digging, hiking, lifting, biking, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Work may involve early morning hours, night hours, or daytime hours and may require working on holidays. It can require carrying heavy backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, or other loads. Work Environment: Most work will be performed out of doors, in all types of weather conditions, terrain, and elevations. Work may take place in an extremely remote environment and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. Indoor duties are performed in a normal office setting.
Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource. The position is located in St. George, Utah. Information about St. George and the surrounding area can be found at here. We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Note: This is not Law a Enforcement position.