Park Ranger Protection Job in NORTH RIM, AZ

Vacancy No. Department National Park Service
Salary $51,424.00 to $66,356.00 Grade 9 to 9
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/14/2017 Close Date 9/27/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/14/2017 to 09/27/2017

  • Salary

    $51,424 to $66,356 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GL 9

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



3 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

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  • Duties



    These positions are located in Grand Canyon National Park, in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

    Current career or career conditional competitive service employees and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. For more information, select the following link: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).

    Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.

    This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 50 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 50 applicants, or 09/27/2017 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 50 applicant limit.

    Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.


    Learn more about this agency


    These positions are non-supervisory law enforcement position in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. As a commissioned ranger, you will be responsible for performing law enforcement duties including detection, investigation, apprehension, and prosecution under applicable laws, rules, and regulations enacted to insure the protection and safe use of National Park resources. You will also educate, interpret, and inform visitors about resources, conservation, laws, and regulations. You will perform front and backcountry patrols, emergency medical response, search and rescue, structural firefighting, wildland fire duties, and other activities to provide for the protection of the park's resources. These are very physically demanding positions working in harsh weather conditions throughout the year.

    Area Information: North Rim: The North Rim District is about 20 miles from the South Rim by a strenuous hike through the Grand Canyon or a 215 mile drive which takes approximately 4 hours. The elevation on the North Rim is about 8,200 feet and consequently the climate in the summer is mild with highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's. Winter temperatures can dip below -5 degrees Fahrenheit and storm systems may drop more than ten inches of snow in a 24 hour period. The terrain is composed of large stands of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer forests with aspen, outstanding scenic viewpoints, and meadows filled with wildflowers.
    Between May 15 and October 15 the North Rim receives approximately 500,000 visitors. The North Rim has a robust concession operation which features a historic full service lodge with accommodations serving around 500 visitors, 230 concession employees, a general store, post office, mule ride concession, gas station, campground, etc. Beyond the North Rim Village the district has about 20 miles of paved scenic roads, 80 miles of high clearance 4 wheel drive roads, and many miles of hiking trails. Winter operations transition to more backcountry and project related work with occasional winter SAR operations.
    The North Rim closes visitor operations, including the road, in late November, although permanent required occupants stay onsite through the winter. During winter months the North Rim is accessible by snowmobile travel over ungroomed roads.
    The nearest community with full range of services is located in Kanab, UT approximately 80 miles from the North Rim. During winter months there are no services or schools available on the North Rim.
    Lees Ferry: Lees Ferry sub district of Grand Canyon National Park is located in Northwest Arizona, approximately 50 miles south of Page and 125 miles north of Flagstaff at an elevation of 3,300 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 110 degrees in the summer to 20 degrees in the winter. Page has schools K-12, a daycare center, post office, general store, banking facilities, churches, a recreation center, an urgent care, hospital and several restaurants. The park community consists of some 8 people, including employees of the NPS and their family members. There are minimal employment opportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. Complete shopping, educational, medical and professional services are available in Page and Flagstaff. Recreational opportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, and golfing in nearby communities.
    Permanent employees are assigned updated quarters. For additional housing information contact the park Housing Office at (928) 608-6294.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Career/Career Conditional competitive service employees with the Department of the Interior and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0025 Park Ranger

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