POSTED ON 7/6/2020 CLOSED ON 7/17/2020
Bureau of Land Management Hired Organization Address Lewistown, MT Full Time

Job Posting for FIELD STAFF LAW ENFORCEMENT RANGER at Bureau of Land Management

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

This position is located in Montana/ Northcentral Montana District Office/ Lewistown Field Office/ Lewistown, MT. Information about Lewistown, MT and the surrounding area can be found at

We expect to fill one (1) vacancy/vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


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.

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: Ensures program activities are consistent with national and state policies and procedures for carrying out law enforcement activities; Develops local policies and procedures for carrying out law enforcement activities; Develops and administers law enforcement agreements that require liaison and coordination on a regional basis; Coordinates law enforcement efforts having impact with other law enforcement agencies; Determines the Federal criminal laws or regulations and,or State laws being violated; Makes record checks with State agencies to determine if violator has any prior violations; Issues citations or makes arrests and files criminal complaints with the court; Develops and maintains liaison with other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to share in the resources in order to provide additional protection of people and property on public lands; Perform special law enforcement activities, (e.g. eradication of marijuana gardens, crowd control, arson, drugs).


Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M.

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Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

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: Must be able to safely utilize firearms, non-lethal weapons, and defensive tactics in the conduct of daily activities. The work requires considerable .strenuous physical exertion, e.g., long periods of standing, crawling, walking and running over rough, uneven, rocky surfaces and through wooded or brush areas, performing these activities day or night, when the incumbent may be required to respond immediately from a sedentary activity to an extremely arduous activity.

Work Environment: Work is performed both in an office setting and outdoors with exposure to hazardous and environmentally adverse conditions. Fieldwork is normally performed alone in isolated areas and for extended periods of time. Many investigations occur in isolated areas of the public lands. The remote areas are in high mountains as well as desert areas, canyons, and other types of rough terrain. This type of work involves potentially high risks with personal exposure to dangerous situations, including possible physical attack or other uncontrollable conditions.

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