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Park Ranger (River Patrol)

Bureau of Land Management Price, Utah
Deadline Mar 28, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Responsibilities

Park Rangers (River Patrol) support the Bureau's recreation program. They work with the public to: provide information, conduct permit compliance and safety inspections, and conduct river patrols. They respond to emergency situations, including swift water rescue and administering first aid. In addition, they participate in evaluating visitor use patterns, preparing and maintaining recreation sites, monitoring condition of sites, natural and cultural resources. Work may take place in extremely remote environments and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.

You MUST have skill and expertise to row safely a 15-16 foot raft in whitewater rapids rated on the International Scale from Class III to V. Be sure to include this information on your resume along with the River(s) you safely navigated the 15-16 foot raft AND the number of years.  Failure to provide this information may result in you being found not qualified. 

For all River Patrol positions, you must have knowledge of whitewater rescue techniques to include swift water swimming, recognition of swift water hazards, knowledge of shallow and deep water crossings, and rescue problems.

All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work may take place in extremely remote environments and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.

Salary: Salary shown is taken from the Rest of the U.S. pay table, step 1. You may view the OPM salary tables, with the various locality rates, at 2019 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables.

If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)​. The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under “internal” merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #26 (Q26. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).

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