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Glacier Bay Law Enforcement Ranger (Lateral Transfer) Opportunity

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News Release Date: May 11, 2021

Contact: Wendy Bredow, 907-691-2686

Open Dates: May 07 - 22

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is seeking interested lateral transfer candidates for a GL-9, Permanent Career-Seasonal, Law Enforcement Ranger position. This is a required occupant position at park headquarters in Bartlett Cove, AK.

The incumbent serves as a Commissioned Law Enforcement Ranger. The primary duties of the position include resource education combined with enforcement of the criminal laws and regulations of the United States through investigation, apprehension, and/or detection of individuals suspected of committing offenses. Responsibilities include conducting full-scale investigations of crimes and offenses and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the park's natural and cultural resources. An exceptional opportunity awaits the individual with an adventurous spirit, a strong work ethic, and a passion for natural resources protection.

Glacier Bay is a 3.3-million-acre park in southeast Alaska that offers unique Rangering challenges in a varied landscape with ocean coastlines, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, and snow-capped mountains. Incumbent serves as a Law Enforcement Ranger for the Visitor and Resource Protection team of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.  This includes the marine waters of Glacier Bay and surrounding wilderness, the park’s remote Outer Coast and marine waters, and the Bartlett Cove front country area.  Traditional ranger skills are a must (EMS, SAR, Structural and Wildland Fire, and HAZWOPER) as well as an interest in varied job assignments.  Patrols are conducted by motorboat, kayak, vehicle, aircraft, ATV and on foot. The Rangers at Glacier Bay pride themselves on having a good attitude and a willingness to be team players with all park program areas.

The Ranger Station is adjacent to Park headquarters located at Bartlett Cove, at the southern edge of Glacier Bay. The neighboring community of Gustavus offers the best of bush Alaska: stores, gas station, restaurants, and a host of seasonal services that peak during the visitor season. School is K-12 with over 60 students. There is a wealth of outdoor activities available including boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Glacier Bay is a temperate rainforest so the weather can be very rainy, but temperatures are mild compared to the rest of Alaska. Bartlett Cove and Gustavus are accessible only by boat and air.  The nearest large city is Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau is accessed from Gustavus by either the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry, air taxi services year-round, or commercial jet service during the summer months. For more information, click on the following link

If interested, please submit the following:

  • Resume. Please include all experience, training, and/or education related to the position, and copies of current relevant certifications.

  • Current SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action”, documenting permanent NPS status. Make sure your SF-50 shows your current grade as a GL-09; do not submit an award SF-50.

  • Verification of valid NPS Level I or II Law Enforcement commission and PEB scores.

  • Copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

Mail your application package to Wendy Bredow, Chief Ranger, P.O. Box 140 Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Gustavus AK 99826.  Materials submitted must be postmarked by May 22nd, 2021.   You may also e-mail your documentation to e-mail us by May 22nd. For additional information about the position or the park, please contact Chief Ranger Wendy Bredow at (907) 697-2686 or by email at

Last updated: May 11, 2021

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Gustavus , AK 99826


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