Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is currently seeking candidates interested in lateral reassignments to two GS-9 protection ranger positions in Grant Grove in Kings Canyon.
One position is permanent full time; the other is permanent, subject-to-furlough with an expected furlough of eight pay periods. Length of furloughs may be adjusted due to workload or budget considerations, but will not be more than 13 pay periods. Furloughs generally occur during the winter months. The candidate selected for the subject to furlough position will be a member of the park’s marijuana interdiction team and be pivotal in supporting interdiction activities within Kings Canyon.
The Grant Grove law enforcement staff consists of a subdistrict ranger, two permanent year-round rangers, two permanent subject-to-furlough rangers, and two seasonal rangers. The Grant Grove operation provides a full range of resource protection and visitor services, including very active EMS, SAR, law enforcement, structural fire, and wilderness operations.
The Grant Grove subdistrict encompasses 86,000 acres of developed area and wilderness. The developed area has about 16 miles of public highway, three campgrounds with about 300 campsites, a 36-room lodge, rental cabins, market, restaurant, post office and a major visitor center. The community of Wilsonia has approximately 200 homes. Peak daily occupancy can exceed 4,000 people.
The subdistrict also includes Redwood Canyon and the Roaring River drainage, two areas of designated wilderness. Redwood Canyon is the largest existing grove of giant sequoias and contains some of the world’s tallest specimens. Roaring River is a traditional stock use area that ranges from 7,000 to over 12,000 feet.
Grant Grove is approximately 50 miles east of Fresno, California. The surrounding U.S. Forest Service areas provide numerous year-round recreational opportunities not found within the park. The local area has mountain communities, with public and public-charter schools (K-12) available. Fresno is a significant metropolitan area, with typically associated services and entertainment, such as colleges, cultural events, airports, and medical facilities.
Sequoia/Kings Canyon has a protection operation that includes a park medic program, marijuana tactical operations, helicopter short-haul programs for both SAR and LE, technical rescue, swiftwater, wildland and structural fire programs, and the FLETC field training program.
These positions are required occupancy positions.
If you are interested in this opportunity contact Tom Parrack, Grant Grove Subdistrict Ranger, at 559-565-4332 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested applicants should submit the following:
- A resume or OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, or SF-171.
- Your most current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
- A copy of your latest performance appraisal.
Applications/resumes must be emailed or postmarked by February 24th. Send applications to Kings Canyon National Park, Attn: Tom Parrack, PO Box 926, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633.