Assateague Island National Seashore is seeking qualified candidates for two lateral reassignments to permanent, full-time GL-9 commissioned law enforcement ranger positions. The closing date has been extended to November 21st due to Hurricane Sandy.
Assateague Island is a 37-mile long barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. It is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands and a destination for those interested in wildlands, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The rangers in these positions perform the full range of law enforcement duties related to a diverse seashore setting, including on and off-road terrestrial and marine patrols, emergency medical services, enforcement of hunting regulations and wildland firefighting. Typical violations include personal drug use, alcohol violations, disorderly conduct, motor vehicle law violations, resource and hunting violations, and destruction of natural and cultural resources.
The ranger will also monitor special use permits, educate park visitors about park resources, and work closely with and maintain relations with a variety of state, county, and local agencies. The park receives heavy day use and campground visitation in the spring/summer/fall and in the winter months there is an active hunting program. The park also participates in the FLETC field training and evaluation program. Opportunities to participate in this program as a field training ranger are possible.
The park temperature averages from the 90’s F in the summer to the single digits in winter. Typical summers are hot and humid and winters bring cool temperatures with occasional snow accumulation. Educational and professional development opportunities exist in the local communities. Recreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the region as are all modern facilities and services. The park has concurrent jurisdiction with the state of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Park housing is not required. PCS (permanent change of duty station) costs will be covered for both positions. One duty station will be in Berlin, MD; the other will be in Chincoteague, Virginia. The Virginia position is unique in that it is part of a partnering effort with the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the incumbent works as part of their protection team. The incumbent will be directly supervised by Fish and Wildlife. Work will be on Assateague Island but may also be assigned to other Fish and Wildlife units on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.
Possession of a Level I law enforcement commission is required. All applicants tentatively selected will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Position is subject to all physical fitness testing and training requirements of law enforcement duty. The position is 6c covered and the person selected must have or be able to obtain a wild land fire red-card qualification and basic first aid/CPR or higher certification in EMS within six months. Candidate must also possess a valid state driver’s license.
If interested, please submit the following items:
1) An OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, or a resume/application that includes the information identified in OF-612.
2) A copy of your Type-I law enforcement commission, and the following certifications if you possess one or more: standard First Aid, CPR, and/or other EMS certification.
3) A copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
4) A current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status.
Resumes may be mailed, faxed, or emailed directly to Karen Burns’ attention.
Mailing address: National Park Service, Assateague Island National Seashore, Attn: Administrative Officer Karen Burns, 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811, fax: (410) 641-1099; email: Karen_Burns@nps.gov.
For further information about these positions, please contact Assistant Chief Ranger Walt West, phone: (410) 629-6057, email: Walt_West@nps.gov.
Applications must be received by November 21st. Additional park information may be found on the park website at: www.nps.gov/asis .