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Bureau of Land Management PARK RANGER (INTERPRETIVE LEAD) in Fort Benton, Montana


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. This position is located in North Central Montana District, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Fort Benton, MT. Information about Fort Benton and the surrounding area can be found at We expect to fill one vacancy/vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


Develops and presents briefings, lectures, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, guided tours, on- and off-site programs to schools, community groups and special interest groups, about the national monument.

Synthesizes knowledge and understanding from academic and personal research and devises ways to impart this knowledge to site visitors and other groups that will capture their interest and imagination of the national monument and it's significance.

Writes text or prepares illustrations to develop new interpretive documents and materials, such as guidebooks, handouts, slide shows and exhibits.

Monitors and reports on the condition of site resources. Observes or identifies site resource problems or potential problems and corrects or mitigates.

Responsible for performing duties which are integral to continuing site operations.


Conditions of Employment


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-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Experience that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: Park guide or tour leader. Law enforcement or investigative work. Archeological or historical preservation research work. Forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area. Management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations. -OR- Education: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the occupation. Graduate education must be in a major study of natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled. - OR- 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 by the closing date of the announcement. Physical Demands: Work is indoor and outdoor work; almost all Ranger positions have some outdoor work, to a greater or lesser degree. Interpretive work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, or other loads. Work Environment: Presentations are given indoors in visitor centers, in school classrooms or community centers, and often outdoors at campground or on trails, some of which are level and some of which are steep and slippery. The Ranger is subjected to bad weather, insects, and other discomforts and, in some cases, hazards of rough terrain.


Additional Information

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. This position is not eligible for Telework. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number MTMP-21-10931138-EFP, for status candidates and special hiring authority eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application