ISB Detailer Program
As ISB Special Agents frequently work the US Park Rangers in the field, many take the initiative to mentor those rangers who show clear interest in criminal investigations. Both work groups prosper from this sharing of training and experience. The Special Agent Detailer Program of the Investigative Services Branch provides a more formal path for US Park Rangers/US Park Police Officers to work with ISB Special Agents and enhance their criminal investigation skills. The program can help participants determine whether or not they want to pursue a career as a special agent.
ISB has hosted detailers in most of its Field Offices. Detailers experience first-hand what work as a special agent entails. They lead investigations, execute search warrants, issue subpoenas and court orders, make arrests, and participate in court proceedings.
Detailers are provided with clear expectations as well as a comprehensive overview of the policies and procedures administered during the program. Each detailer's training and experience is documented along the way. Costs associated with the detailer program are shared in most cases between ISB and the detailer's home park. Typically, base pay is funded by the park and Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) is funded by ISB. The detailer is usually converted to the 1811 series for the duration.
Detailers who become self-sufficient in a short period of time have assisted ISB Special Agents by working their own cases. This helped reduce caseload and increased ISB's overall efficiency and effectiveness. Several graduates of this detailer program have gone on to become ISB Special Agents.
ISB Internship Program
Current and future student employees of the National Park Service may find a wealth of helpful information at the NPS Student Employees social media page. This network is a student-focused Employee Resource Group that aims to foster idea sharing and professional development for current and future students employed by the National Park Service. Comprised of student employees, hiring officials, and other advocates from across the Unified DOI Regions, the network acts as a liaison between hiring officials, human resources, and students, to facilitate discussion about challenges specific to student employees and to seek innovative solutions where possible. They work to make the NPS a healthier and more fulfilling place for students to find their careers.
Last updated: March 16, 2022