2002-03-09 / Community

U.S. Park Police Are Hiring

U.S. Park Police Are Hiring

The United States Park Police will accept applications for the position of Police Officer from March 4 through March 15, 2002. The salary for a Park Police Officer is $37,063 - $71,886. The United States Park Police, a unit of the Department of Interior, National Park Service, has jurisdiction in all National Park areas and certain other Federal and State lands.

For additional information on the application process and to obtain a vacancy announcement and forms, contact the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) online at www.usajobs.opm.gov. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age and have not reached their 35th birthday at time of appointment. They must possess a valid drivers license, have 2 years of education above the high school level, or 2 years of active military duty, or 2 years of progressively responsible experience. Applicants will be required to pass a written examination, medical examination, and a Physical Efficiency Battery. Applicants who are selected will be required to attend a 17-week training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA.

Applications will be accepted by mail or fax by submitting a form SF-171 or an OF-612 and OF-306 to: United States Park Police, Personnel Section, 1100 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Announcements and forms can also be obtained at a U.S. Park Police station or Field Office in New York City.

The United States Park Police were created in 1791 by George Washington and have been on duty in our Federal parks for more than two hundred years. The United States Park Police maintain a variety of specialized units to support its patrol functions including an Aviation Unit, Horse Mounted Unit, Motorcycle Unit, Criminal Investigations Branch, K9 and Marine Patrol Unit.

The United States Park Police are charged with the responsibility for law enforcement at all National Park Service areas within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and maintain Field Offices in New York City and San Francisco, CA, covering Gateway National Recreation Area, the Statue of Liberty National Monument, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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