Assistant Chief United States Park Police
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The United States Park Police (USPP) is an organization of the National Park Service (NPS). Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.
NPS is seeking a highly energetic and self-motivated individual to serve as the Assistant Chief, USPP. The Assistant Chief is responsible for assisting and supporting the Chief, USPP in carrying out the mission, management and leadership of a large law enforcement organization with over 700 employees and administering a budget that exceeds $100 million. The incumbent fully shares the direction of all phases of the Force's program elements and work, and coordinates unique and complex, and/or highly sensitive programs and management objectives.
- 25% or Greater
- Travel will be required to visit other sites, and to attend meetings or training.
- Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.
All qualifications and time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, March 31, 2017
To qualify for the SP-10, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent at either of the next two lower levels; in USPP federal service (SP-9 or SP-8). Specialized experience must have provided; a mastery of the knowledge of law enforcement management including extensive knowledge of law, policy, and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques, and business practices. Experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to assist and support the management of a variety of complex administrative and financial activities is critical.
Experience in a primary/rigorous law enforcement position is a critical requirement in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Prior to appointment, candidates selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician, in accordance with the USPP medical standards, to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing,cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) administered by an authorized government physician.
The Assistant Chief is a commissioned law enforcement officer and will be required to carry and use firearms in the performance of law enforcement duties. Incumbent will be required to participate successfully in all necessary law enforcement training and commissioning requirements as required by the NPS and DOI.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret or higher security clearance and approval to access Sensitive Compartmented Information.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a full (Type I) NPS law enforcement commission.
Operate a government vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required.
Maintain firearm proficiency and carry a firearm while performing the duties of this position.
Must be able to perform the full range of police duties at their current rank and also the next higher rank at time of promotion.
Requirements when selecting specialty codes:
Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration.
001- Competitive Merit Promotion - Current United States Park Police employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment at a grade below the full performance level of the position being advertised.
002- Non-Competitive Merit Promotion - Current United States Park Police employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment at the higher grade of the position being advertised or who has competed for a permanent position that has the same or higher promotion potential as shown in this announcement.