Supervisory Park Ranger

Department Of The Interior
Las Cruces, New Mexico, US
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Land Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
* Duties




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

This position is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Information about Las Cruces and the surrounding area can be found at Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.

We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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* This position is located in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System Unit in the Las Cruces District Office.
* Incumbent serves as supervisor for the Visitor Services Team which is responsible for technical, procedural, and policy guidance and operational support for interpretive, educational, recreational and volunteer programs.
* Program areas of responsibility include interpretive, educational, recreational and volunteer programs offered through the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Prehistoric Trackways National Monuments.
* Staff supervised include Monument Park Rangers, volunteers, and others responsible for providing public information, environmental and cultural interpretation, natural resource education and coordination of volunteer activities.
* The incumbent will provide leadership, training and guidance for Monument Park Rangers, seasonal staff, and volunteers.
* The position will ensure consistency with all existing regulations, policies, and directives, as well as with BLM Headquarters program direction.
* Monitoring of recreation sites, remote wilderness areas, and collaboration with other Las Cruces District Office staff will require using a government owned or leased motor vehicle for travel to and from sites.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0025 Park Ranger

* Requirements



Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required.
* Be sure to read the 'How to Apply' and 'Required Documents' Sections.
* You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
* Direct Deposit Required.
* Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
* Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
* Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period if one has not previously been completed.
* If you are selected for this position, you may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
* This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
* An applicant appointed to this position must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver's license while employed in this position.
* This supervisory position is suitable for telework only under emergency conditions, or during an emergency or natural disaster.
* The tour of duty for the applicant appointed to this position will be, Fridays through Tuesdays, eight hour days. Normal days off will be Wednesdays and Thursdays.
* Additional regular and recurring overtime and shift work may be required, including working on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.


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.

To qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples; serving as a lead interpretive ranger, educator or teacher in a park, historic site, recreation, or conservation area; coordinating, managing or directing interpretive, educational, recreational, or volunteer programs; developing long range program plans; developing educational programs; managing staff; managing visitor center operations; coordinating the development and implementation of cultural history projects and plans such as burro, back country, river, wildlife, fish and vegetation management plans; provide advice on environmental impact of activities; prepares portions of the interpretive planning and budgeting program documents; or other similar work.

* OR -

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least three (3) full years of graduate level study leading to a Doctorate, Ph.D., or equivalent degree at an accredited college or university in directly-related fields such as natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archaeology, anthropology, park and recreation management; law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, or sociology or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. You must include transcripts.

* OR -

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education as described above, 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.) Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. You must include transcripts.

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 within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

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. Office and indoor work is primarily sedentary.

Work Environment: Most work will be performed out of doors, 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 skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. Occasional trips to other office locations and training sites are required. Office work is performed in doors in a normal office / indoor setting.


If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information.