Private (U.S. Park Police Officer)
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of stewardship and engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information visit us at: http://www.findyourpark.com.The National Park Service is one of the most beloved of all Federal agencies and being a part of its mission has always been rewarding work for our 22,000 diverse employees and more than 200,000 volunteers. Come join us in one of the most exciting times in our history, as we celebrate our centennial year of stewardship for millions of visitors who come to our parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, lakeshores, scenic rivers and trails, on an annual basis. You too can be part of preserving and enhancing the lasting legacy for generations to come. To learn more about who we are, watch and enjoy our YouTube video: "Yeah We Are Beautiful".
The mission of the United States Park Police is to support and further the goals of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service by providing quality law enforcement to safeguard lives, protect our national treasures and symbols of democracy, and preserve the natural and cultural resources entrusted to their care.
MULTIPLE SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE. This vacancy maybe used at a later date to fill additional similar positions. All new United States Park Police Officers start at the SP-01 grade and salary.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROCESSING TO INCLUDE THE PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY BATTERY (PEB), WRITTEN EXAMINATION, THE FORMS REVIEW AND THE PANEL REVIEW WILL BE HELD IN WASHINGTON, DC. AND SAN FRANCISCO, CA PLEASE SELECT WASHINGTON, DC OR SAN FRANCISCO, CA AS THE TESTING LOCATION.
This career opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures, under our vacancy announcement WASOSHRO-PPCG-17-1939322. If you wish to be considered under both announcements, you must make separate applications to each. Please note that eligibility and instructions may differ for these two announcements.
- Occasional Travel
- Minimal travel required
You must have at least two years of progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to learn and apply detailed and complex regulations and procedures that involve making sound judgment based on the application of directions, regulations, or laws. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to: work on a police force, service as a military police officer, specialized military experience, security guards, physical security, visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments, and/or criminal investigations. Qualifying experience not immediately related to law enforcement may include and shall not be limited to 2-years of supervisory/managerial experience or personal work related experience that demonstrates the ability to independently manage critical tasks.
Successful completion of a Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.
Experience may be substituted with a minimum of 60 college credits.
APPLICANTS QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF THEIR TRANSCRIPTS OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT (Course title/quarter hours and grade). You may submit your transcripts or list of college courses by fax. Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating.
Selection of Specialty Codes
You are required to select the method of consideration that you are applying to when responding to the Occupational Questionnaire. We cannot change your selection, and you may apply to both methods, if eligible. You are required to provide documentation to support your application. Below are the specialty code and their definitions.
001 - All United States Citizens
- United States Citizens who have never been permanent employees of the Federal government
- Current or former employees of the Federal government who would like to be considered under Delegated Examining procedures.
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18 U.S.C. Section 922 (g)(91). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001). This position is designated as a primary law enforcement position for the purpose of retirement defined in Title 5 USC 8336 (c) and 8412 (d). The maximum age for initial entry into this position is 36. If you are 37 years of age or older, and have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position, you may be exempt from this age restriction. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in lost of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.