2002-07-06 / Community

U.S. Park Police Offer Jobs

U.S. Park Police Offer Jobs

U.S. Park Police Offer Jobs

The United States Park Police will begin accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through July 22, 2002. The salary ranges from $37,851 to $71,886.

The United States Park Police is 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.

Created in 1791 by George Washington, the United States Park Police have been on duty in our Federal parks for more than 200 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 is a unit of the Department of Interior, National Park Service, with jurisdiction in all National Park Service 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) on line at www.nsajobs.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 two 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, Human Resources Section, 1100 Ohio Drive SW, Room 177, Washington, D.C. 20024. Announcements and forms can also be obtained at any U.S. Park Police station or Field Office.


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