Park Police Positions Open
The United States Park Police has begun accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through June 13.
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, including the Gateway National Park in Rockaway.
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 Units.
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.usa jobs.opm.gov. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, at least 21 years of age and have not reached their 36th 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 progressively responsible experience. Applicants will be required to pass a written examination, medical examination, and a Physical Efficiency Battery. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants who are selected will be required to attend a 17-week training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA. The salary ranges from $39,200 to $78,026.
Applications will be accepted by mail or FAX by submitting a form OF-612 and OF-306, to: United States Park Police, Human Resources Office, 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.