LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The USDA Forest Service, Law Enforcement & Investigations Staff will be filling seven (7) Law Enforcement Officer,
GL-1801-5/7/9 positions. These are career ladder positions that will be located in a variety of duty stations across the
Forest Service. The tour of duty will be permanent, full time. These positions may also be filled through the Recent
Grad Program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Philomena West at 703-605-4700 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the individuals listed below.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent is responsible for providing law enforcement services on a National Forest(s), but is occasionally subject
to duties in other areas of the zone. The incumbent is responsible for the enforcement of Forest Service regulations,
policies, and criminal laws of the United States. Law enforcement work is carried out by patrol and the investigation,
detection, or apprehension of individuals suspected of offenses against Forest Service regulations or United States
In addition, uniformed law enforcement officers:
work cooperatively with local, State, and other Federal law enforcement officials
conduct informational and educational programs
enforce drug control laws
assist outside agencies in conducting search and rescue missions on National Forest System lands
assist special agents by conducting preliminary investigations
respond to unplanned incidents such as environmental protests, threats to employees, and large group events
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Final appointment is conditional upon the following:
a. Meeting all physical requirements and medical standards as outlined in Forest Service Manual (FSM) 5374; to
be determined by a pre-employment medical examination. Medical and physical requirements apply to law
enforcement positions under the special retirement provisions (5 U.S.C. 8412(d) and 5 U.S.C. 8336(c)).
Enforcement and investigative activities are often conducted under hazardous conditions with walking, climbing,
reaching, pulling, crouching or running over rough terrain as required, as well as prolonged periods of patrol
work. Strenuous physical exertion is frequently required, such as, when apprehending individuals of varying
strengths who may be combative or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
b. Passing a pre-employment drug test (49 U.S.C. 382, E.O. 12564 and FSM 5373).
c. Obtaining initial certification by the USDA Security Officer to occupy a Moderate Risk Public Trust Position
(Code 5) (5 CFR 731.302 and FSM 5303). Applicants are required to complete and sign a waiver that provides for
the release of information needed to complete the background investigation.
d. Be aware that the position often requires irregular and unscheduled hours, personal risks, arduous exertion
under adverse environmental conditions, and considerable overnight travel.
e. Incumbents must be a minimum age of 21 and not yet have reached their 37th birthday for original entry into a
primary/rigerous law enforcement position.
2. Continued retention in the position of a Law Enforcement Officer is conditional upon:
a. Successfully completing the Land Management Police Training (LMPT) program attended at the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
b. Passing any applicable portions of the Physical Efficiency Battery to be administered during attendance to the
LMPT at the FLETC.They must also be able to pass the PEB prior to attending FLETC.
c. Successfully completing the agency’s 12 Week Field Training and Evaluation Program as authorized at FSM
d. Meeting all agency requirements for physical and medical standards as authorized at FSM 5374.
e. Meeting all agency requirements for mandatory training, recertification training, and qualification requirements
under FSM 5372.
3. This position is subject to random drug testing during employment (49 U.S.C. 382, E.O. 12564 and FSM 5373).
4. The incumbent is required to qualify to carry and use government-owned firearms as part of assigned duties and
maintain such qualifications. Because of an amendment to 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), which became effective September 30,
1996, applicants are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of
domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside, or the applicant received a pardon.
APPLYING FOR PROGRAM:
Candidates interested in these job opportunities will need to apply via the USAJOBS website. Please contact the
individual listed in the ‘Additional Contacts’ tab if you have questions concerning a specific position and location.
CURRENT LOCATIONS and CONTACTS:
Point of Contact
Pisgah National Forest
Osceloa National Forest
Columbia River Gorge NSA
Hood River, OR
Forest/Bridgeport Ranger District
Cleveland National Forest
Plumas National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
For more information on the identified positions, please contact Philomena West, Assistant Director of Administration, at
703-605-4700 or any of the identified personnel above.
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age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political
beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to
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etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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