GS 1802 07


The USDA Forest Service, Law Enforcement and Investigations Staff, Eastern Region, will soon be advertising a Law Enforcement Officer, GS 1802 07 position.  The position will be located on the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Wilmington, Illinois.


About the position:  This position will be responsible for performing full-time law enforcement duties including detection, investigation, apprehension, detention, and prosecution activities associated with the enforcement of the laws and regulations relating to the safe uses of National Forest System lands and resources.  This position is a part of the North Central Zone, which covers the Prairie and the National Forests in Michigan.  The individual selected is required to qualify with and carry defensive equipment, including firearms and is subject to random drug testing.  Pre-employment drug testing is required.


This is a primary law enforcement position under 5 U.S.C. 834 (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS).  Persons making their first entry into a law enforcement position under these authorities cannot be selected/appointed if they have reached age 37.  Persons already in covered secondary positions or persons with previous approved service who apply for a primary position cannot be considered if their age at re-entry into the primary position is 37, after subtracting service in approved positions.


This position is physically demanding and the incumbent must, at the entry level, comply with physical fitness requirements.  Additional information on physical fitness standards is posted on the Federal law Enforcement Training Center website: ustreas.gov/fletc.  The individual selected must pass a pre-employment Single Scope Background Investigation.  The incumbent must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9).  The individual selected must successfully complete or have completed the Natural Resource Police Training (NRPT) or Basic Law Enforcement for Land Management Agencies (11-LM) Training Program, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA.  In addition to basic training, the incumbent must successfully complete a 12-week Field Training course, immediately following basic training.


Information about the Community:  For information about Wilmington and Illinois, please download the following website:  www.travel.illinois.org


If you are interested in applying for this position fill out the outreach response form and return it to Commander Berneice Anderson, at Banderson06@fs.fed.us or fax to (414) 944-3937.  If you have questions concerning the duties and responsibilities of this position, contact Captain Tom Barton at (906) 789-3382.