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Job Details

Field Staff Law Enforcement Ranger

Company name
U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management


Arcata, CA, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Law Enforcement, Government

Posted on
Feb 05,2020

Valid Through
May 20,2020

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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website
One position is located in each of the following locations: 
Arcata, California  
California or Whitethorn, California
California,educationRequirements:Previous completion of the Land Management Police Training Program (LMPTP), Natural Resources Police Training (NRPT), Criminal Investigator Training Program (CTIP), or Basic Law Enforcement School (with an emphasis in Natural Resources) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or an approved equivalent training program is preferred but not required.
If you are using education as part/all of your qualifications you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Bureau of Land Management,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Arcata,addressRegion:CA }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Fortuna,addressRegion:CA }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Ukiah,addressRegion:CA }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Whitethorn,addressRegion:CA }}],responsibilities:Rangers patrol the public lands in a manner similar to that of park rangers and fish and game wardens. They offer a variety of services to the public, such as providing security at recreation sites and helping visitors with disabled vehicles. Rangers also assist special agents on specific investigations and carry out their enforcement duties by issuing warnings and citations and, if necessary, by making arrests.
In addition, local law enforcement officers, such as county sheriff deputies, assist the BLM in patrolling popular recreation sites. They provide radio dispatch and other services that help protect the public and the land's natural and cultural resources.
Law enforcement personnel perform a wide variety of tasks, including

protecting cultural and historical sites from vandalism,
locating and eradicating drug-manufacturing laboratories and marijuana fields,
ensuring the humane treatment of wild horses and burros,
guarding against the dumping of hazardous wastes and other pollutants,
preventing theft and damage of timber, rare cactus plants, minerals, and other valuable publicly-owned resources. 

Physical Demands: The incumbent must be able to safely utilize firearms, non-lethal weapons, and defensive tactics in the conduct of daily activities. The work requires considerable strenuous physical exertion, e.g., long periods of standing, crawling, walking and running over rough, uneven, rocky surfaces and through wooded or brush areas, performing these activities day or night, when the incumbent may be required to respond immediately from a sedentary activity to an extremely arduousactivity.The duties of this position are so rigorous that a physical examination is required to ensure that the employee assigned can perform the duties without physical injury to self or others. Employees must meet the arduous physical and medical standards identified in BLM law enforcement policy.The incumbent must be prepared, at all times, to defend himself/herself and others against physical and armed attack, including the use of physical violence or, as a last resort, deadly force.Work Environment: Work is performed both in an office setting and outdoors with exposure to hazardous and environmentally adverse conditions. Fieldwork is normally performed alone in isolated areas and for extended periods of time. Many investigations occur in isolated areas of the public lands. This type of work involves potential1y high risks with personal exposure to dangerous situations, including possible physical attack or other uncontrollable conditions.The incumbent is regularly exposed to temperature and weather extremes, and will travel on foot or by specialty vehicles, e.g., four-wheel drive, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles, aircraft, or horseback to these remote locations to gather evidence and to arrest violators.,qualifications:Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must be been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.To qualify at the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples include: experience that demonstrates knowledge of law enforcement duties, (identifying violations/crimes; investigating and apprehending suspects; enforcing laws and regulations that relate to public land and resources; preparing investigation reports; participating in search and rescue operations, etc.) in an environment responsible for the management of public lands and its natural resources, which includes participating in incidental natural resource management activities. OR - In lieu of specialized experience, applicants may substitute their education. Qualifying education at the GS-11 includes successful completion of three (3) full years of graduate level study or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work, e.g. law enforcement, police administration, criminology or criminal justice. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

Selective Placement Factor: This position requires special qualifications 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 will be rated not qualified. Prior experience as a law enforcement officer carrying out duties involving the investigation, apprehension, and/or detention of persons suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal law of the United States is a basic qualification of this position.

All Law Enforcement Rangers will complete the Land Management Police Training Program (LMPTP), Natural Resource Police Training (NRPT), or Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the FLETC or an approved equivalent law enforcement training school before they are delegated law enforcement authority.

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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

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