Park Ranger

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

West Valley City, UT  |   #government

 


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in West Valley City, Utah.

Information about West Valley City and the surrounding area can be found here.

We expect to fill one vacancy at this time.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Note: These are not Law Enforcement positions.

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element.

Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume.

No assumptions will be made about your experience.

Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a valid, state driver's license.

In addition to the selective factor requirements, to qualify at the GS-05 level you must meet one of the following:nSpecialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 level that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Park Ranger.

Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: working as a park guide or tour leader; law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations.n-OR Education: To qualify based on education you must have 4-year course study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work.n-OR Combination of graduate education and experience: Applicants may also use an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above.

Transcripts must be provided with your application packet.

In addition to selective factor requirements, to qualify at the GS-06 level you must meet one of the following: Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 level.

Examples of specialized experience may include explaining regulations to park visitors; providing information and advice on park activities and resources; collecting fees; issuing reservations and permits; developing and conducting guided tour programs; maintaining recreation facilities or trails; monitoring special recreation permits; conducting potable water tests in compliance with appropriate state laws; or assisting with supervision of seasonal recreation technicians.n-OR Education: Successful completion of one full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation (i.e.

related course work).n-OR Combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

In addition to selective factor requirements, to qualify at the GS-07 level you must meet one of the following: Specialized Experience: GS-7 Park Ranger- one year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-6 level.

Examples of specialized experience may include being a park guide or tour leader; archaeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation or conservation area; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; planning day to day operation of a recreation area providing such facilities as camping, water sports, picnic areas, or coordinating routine activities with maintenance personnel; advising visitors concerning safety, fire prevention, and proper and authorized uses of recreational facilities.n-OR Education: Successful completion of one full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation (i.e.

related course work) or superior academic achievement.n-OR Combination A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Physical Demands: The work is performed mostly outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.

The position requires physical exertion such as, but not limited to, driving over unpaved roads, walking over rough terrain or inclines, standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching and stooping, digging, hiking, lifting, biking, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.

Work may involve early morning hours, night hours, or daytime hours and may require working on holidays.

It can require carrying heavy backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, or other loads.

Work Environment: Most work will be performed outdoors, in all types of weather conditions, terrain, and elevations.

Work may take place in an extremely remote environment and may require primitive camping and living.


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