Independence National Historical Park is seeking candidates for the position of deputy chief of ranger operations.
Independence NHP encompasses over 50 urban acres containing some of the most significant sites and artifacts pertaining the birth of the nation and the development of modern democracy. The park includes national icons like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and receives well over 4 million visitors annually. The law enforcement operation is a large and dynamic program that includes 24 hour shift coverage, 24 hour regional dispatch operation, a $3 million security contract, and extensive security and surveillance infrastructure. Independence has long served the NPS as an intake park, so the person selected will have the opportunity to have a profound impact on the next generation of rangers at the beginning of their careers.
Independence NHP attracts a large number of special events and First Amendment activities, that can be confrontational and complex. The deputy chief position offers the person selected with countless opportunities to develop skills in ICS through event management. The park also frequently hosts dignitaries and celebrities from around the world.
The deputy chief has direct oversight over field law enforcement operation and the dispatch center, will serve as a senior member of the visitor and resource protection division, and will serve as acting chief ranger as needed.
Philadelphia is the nation's fifth largest city, offering all the amenities associated with a large urban area. With its well preserved historic neighborhoods, Philadelphia was recently ranked the nation's fifth most walkable city, ahead of several cities of greater population. The city boasts one of the nation's most vibrant restaurant and night life scenes, as well as an active theater and concert scene. The city has professional sports teams in every major sport. Several top rated colleges and universities are located in, or nearby the Philadelphia metro area. The city has an extensive public transportation system, including bus, subway and regional rail. Outdoor recreational opportunities are prevalent both within and nearby the urban core. The city's location in the heart of the Northeast Corridor allows for quick and easy access to nearby cities, including New York, Washington, and Atlantic City.
Please contact Chief Ranger Patrick Suddath for more information, at 215-597-5482. The announcement is currently posted on USAJobs at the link provided below. The announcement closes on Saturday, December 22nd.