Land Management Law Enforcement Officer, US Fish and Wildlife Service

location negotiable

Position Title: Land Management Law Enforcement Officer

Organization: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Location: location negotiable

Position Overview:As a Land Management Law Enforcement Officer you will serve as commissioned law enforcement officer performing law enforcement duties under the Division of Refuge Law Enforcement.


  • Detect, investigate, apprehend, detain, arrest, and/or issue citations and file criminal complaints
  • Prosecute violators of a variety of law enforcement acts, laws, rules, and regulations that have been enacted to insure the protection and safe use of national wildlife refuge resources
  • Investigate the occurrence of criminal activity, arson, illegal hunting and fishing, disturbance of fish and wildlife, firearms violations, timber theft, hazardous material violations or dumping, vandalism
  • Investigate the occurrence of theft or disturbance of archeological resources, illegal harvesting of plants and animals, traffic violations, marijuana cultivation, use or sale of illegal drugs, crimes against persons or property and trespassing
  • Investigate violation of applicable Federal and State fish and wildlife laws including poaching, illegal hunting of waterfowl, illegal use of aircraft for hunting migratory waterfowl and commercial fishing
  • Enforce applicable laws and regulations concerning the possession, use, distribution, trafficking, cultivation, and manufacture of controlled substances on Service managed lands
  • Prepare investigations or case reports by documenting findings and facts, obtaining witness statements and copies of official records, and including pertinent evidence, correspondence, maps, historical information, exhibits, and photographs


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents 
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Drug testing position and medical requirements required
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • You will be required to carry a firearm in the performance of duties
  • Must meet Pathways eligibility requirements
  • Selectee will be required to sign a Pathways Agreement form
  • Applicants must provide documentation of completion within the previous 2 years of a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • 4 academic years above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or bachelor’s degree; OR
  •  At least 3 years of progressively responsible general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in Federal service, that demonstrates the ability in assisting in conducting research for developing and presenting briefings, lectures, multi-media shows, structured talks, impromptu talks, guided tours, and other presentations on refuge or park resources; 

Salary/pay: $43,495 to $62,615 

Application Deadline: October 4, or when 500 applicants is reached

How to apply: Please click here to apply and to view the full job description