Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently seeking applicants interested in a lateral reassignment into a protection ranger position stationed in the Cades Cove area of the Tennessee District. Cades Cove is one of the park’s most heavily visited areas with more than two million visitors each year.
Cades Cove Area rangers are responsible for a high volume of law enforcement and all-risk duties, including traditional patrol operations, EMS, SAR, resource protection operations and wildland fire. The park has an active FLETC field training and development program. Opportunities may exist to participate as a field training ranger.
The local communities of Maryville, Townsend and Wears Valley offer affordable housing. The city of Maryville (population ~ 30,000) boasts the state’s top school district as well as a wide variety of shopping and recreational opportunities.
This is a full-time, permanent position. Possession of a level I law enforcement commission is required. The position is subject to drug testing and all physical fitness testing and training requirements for law enforcement duty. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be authorized in accordance with appropriate Federal regulations.
If interested, please forward an electronic version of the following documents to Area Supervisor Steve Spanyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than December 22nd:
- OF-612, Optional Application for Employment; resume; or equivalent. Please include all experience, training, and/or education related to the position.
- Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
- Verification of valid NPS Law Enforcement Commission
- Copy of most recent performance appraisal
- An extensive list of professional and personal references
You may also mail your application to Steve Spanyer, Great Smoky Mountains NP, 10042 Campground Drive, Townsend TN 37882.
If you have any questions, you can contact Steve Spanyer at 865-448-4105 or District Ranger Steve Kloster at 865-436-1268.