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2012-05-11_05-14-25_358_max50

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Posted about 2 years ago

 

Hello Ladies and gentlemen,


I was hoping to get a little bit of information regarding USFS LEO's.  Wondering what the job entails.  Is there a lot of jumping around from one state to another, or can you stay put in one location.  If you've been through an academy do you have to do FLETC.  Do you have to work for the USFS first or do you have good chances if you have had experience in local county lawenforcement??  Been working full time for 10years between two different states, and have a BA.  Thanks in advance for your comments.  It is greatly appreciated.

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Not to sound like I live under a rock what is USFS?

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Sorry it took me a minute to get back to you on this subject Uncle Dennis!  I was actually talking about the United States Forest Service LEO through the Department of Agriculture.  Somewhat interested in this employment.

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(Drop the space after the www) If you go to their website, there's a link for job opportunities:


www. fs.fed.us


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Try sending a PM to TreeHugger719. He might be able to point you in the right direction....

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Ok, thank you for the information.

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Adam,


I responded to your PM before seeing the specific questions you listed in this forum.


I can give a brief answer now but I am on the way to work so a detailed one will come later in the form of a PM.


As far as "jumping" around from state to state that is entirely up to the Ranger. The USFS will not move you, once you are hired into your area you are there for as long as you want to be.


As far as having to go to FLETC, that I am not sure about. As I stated in the PM I am a Ranger but with another agency so things may be a little different. As far as my agency is concerned, YES, you would have to go to FLETC.


You do qualify right now with the experience you have plus your degree. Are you a veteran by any chance???


As close as you live I would suggest going out the Forest in question and setting up a ride-along. Every park/forest is different based on its geographical location. You may be dealing with mainly poaching issues in one area while gangs/drugs/meth labs and large scale grows are your main concern in another.


Like I said in the PM the one thing for sure is we work alone with little to no back-up.


We will talk soon Brother!! Stay Safe!


Jason

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OK here goes to correct someones comment, "it is up to the Ranger"  Rangers in USFS are non-le  district managers. Our title is Law Enforcement Officer. Now to answer your questions. There are oppurtunities to go on assignements (Security Specialist 1/ Fire Investigators ) at Fire Camp, working for other agencies on large events and so .   I worked on Operation Alliance for 3 weeks  where we worked under BIA on an Indian Res. Others have gone on ATV patrol assignments to Colorado a month at a time ...and so on.  But most of the work you will do is on your own forest, grassland, or management unit. Some LEO's don't travel much at all. Some travel as much as they can.


FLETC - USFS  policy states some other academies may receive a waiver (border patrol, and uniformed police training at FLETC) however I have never seen this done. Everyone goes through land management police training program(LMPT).


In order to get a FS LEO job you beter be a vet or have federal competitive service, it is quite hard to land one of these jobs with out it.  A combination of education and experiene might qualify you starting at a higher grade, but won't get you on the hiring certification.


 

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This is where i would go to find things out. https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/311318100

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I think I fit the criteria some.  Not a veteran, but have some fed training.  A class through DOH, and some Fema stuff, I think the Fema stuff is quite universal for local lawenforcement though.  I am definitely used to working alone with no back up covered 14 square miles of an assigned township when I worked sheriff patrol myself and another were responsible for the township.  That was it.  I am interested in going to FLETC.  I just don't want to get PT'd to death again, but I guess it's worth it for a FED job.


 


Probably sounding like a broken record here.  But thanks so much for everyone's comments.

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uncledennis1 says ...



Not to sound like I live under a rock what is USFS?


 


United States Forest Service



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You do have to attend the NLETC in Glenco GA.  I have agood friend that works as a Leo for the USFS.  I would love to have that job.  The only problems I know of, is you are all alone and cover is a long way away.  Just about everyone you will run into is packing a gun.  Something you might want to think about.  It also requires a lot of specialized training that a normal police officer would not need.  Best thing to do is contact the local NFS office and talk to one of their officers.


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