Big Bend has issued an announcement for a law enforcement specialist.
The law enforcement specialist supervises a large cadre of law enforcement rangers as well as the park’s dispatch operation, provides assistance to the chief ranger with overall program management and administrative work, serves as primary court liaison and works with the AUSA, provides coordination with other law enforcement agencies such as Border Patrol, directs the law enforcement training program for the park, provides guidance and direction for special operations and serves as acting chief ranger as assigned.
Big Bend is a large park where rangers still perform “traditional” work, including patrol on foot and by 4x4 truck, horseback, canoe and aircraft. The person selected must be able to maintain certifications in structural and wildland fire, EMT, and have an interest in search and rescue.
The position is based in park headquarters at Panther Junction. This is a required occupancy position. Big Bend is rugged territory, where summers are long, hot and dry. Winters are mild and pleasant. Recreational opportunities are abundant for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Due to the arduous nature of this position, good physical fitness is a must. This is a great opportunity for a ranger seeking a supervisory position with career growth potential. Career development and training opportunities abound.
Contact Chief Ranger Allen Etheridge at 432-477-2811 for more information about life in Big Bend. Click on the link below for a copy of the announcement with full details on duties and procedures for applying. It closes on February 7th.