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Supervisory Park Ranger (Law Enforcement)

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Job Location

Bushkill, PA, United States

Job Description

As a Supervisory Park Ranger, you will serve as a commissioned law enforcement ranger for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Located in the Pocono Mountains, just 80 miles west of New York City and 100 miles north of Philadelphia, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area attracts over 45-million visitors each year. The 70,000-acre park also includes the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreation Area and 26 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Nearby towns of Stroudsburg, PA, Port Jervis, NY, and Newton, NJ provide all services, including K-12 school, college, medical services and other community needs. Additionally, several smaller communities are adjacent to the park. Summers and winters are generally mild with average summer temperatures about 80 degrees, with some humidity, and average winter temperatures about 30 degrees. Housing in nearby communities is available for both purchase and renting. Visit the park website at for more information.

Location: Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States

Posted Date: 9/10/2021

Job Requirements

In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one of the following: A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service, conducting law enforcement operations (e.g. patrols, arrests, issuing citations, collecting evidence, etc.) according to established procedures; monitoring fee collection operations to ensure the proper application of fee collection and remittance procedures; and providing guidance to other staff on law enforcement, fee collection, and/or interpretive policies and practices - OR - B. Three years of higher level graduate education leading to a PhD in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. - OR - C. A combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in B that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (Please note: only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used in this calculation.) You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies". You must also possess currently (or within the last three years) a Type I NPS Law Enforcement Commission; or be able to obtain one prior to entrance on duty. Physical Fitness: Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment. You must also pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). The PEB is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run - measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press - measures upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run - measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach - measures flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition - measures body fat. Prior to appointment, selectees will be tested in all five components, and must pass the agility run, bench press and 1.5 mile run in the 25th percentile.

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September 10, 2021
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