Police Officer

New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC
US Park Police

The mission of the United States Park Police is to support and further the goals of the Department of Interior and the National Park Service by providing quality law enforcement, safeguarding lives, protecting our national treasures and symbols of democracy, and preserving the natural and cultural resources entrusted to us.

Closing dates
06/24/2022 to 06/14/2023

$62,446 – $67,769 per year

The major duties of the Police Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prevents, detects, and investigates criminal activity.
    • Critical awareness of extraordinary conditions or circumstances that indicated criminal potential or criminal activity.
    • Diligent patrol of assigned beats to reduce and deter the opportunity for the commission of crime.
    • Detect violations of the law and make apprehensions when appropriate.
    • Cooperate with and assist members of the Force, as well as other law enforcement agencies.
  • Safeguards the characteristics and facilities of the parks and other areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains and displays a professional self-assured presence and a self-confident manner; controls or contains demonstrations; maintains control over special events such as parades, festivals, and athletic events.
  • Provides service, assistance, and information to the public consistent with assigned duties.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • High School Graduate or earned General Education Development (GED)
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required t participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You will be required to pass a pre-employment medical exam. In addition, this position is subject to biennial medical exams up to age 40 and annually beyond age 40.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home.
  • You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver’s license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. You must submit (within a state sealed envelope or submitted directly by the state authorities and at your own expense, all certified driving records.
  • You will be required to maintain a Law Enforcement Commission.
  • You will be required to maintain firearms proficiency and carry a firearm.
  • Meet the age requirements outlined below.
  • Must be able to legally possess firearms under the Lautenberg Amendment to the 1968 Gun Control Act.
  • Must meet vision requirements.
  • Must not have any Felony Convictions.
  • Multiple misdemeanor conviction’s may also be subject to disqualification.
  • Additional circumstances presented during the application process that indicate a disregard for the Public Trust, at the discretion of the Agency, may be cause for disqualification.
  • Achieve and maintain at least a “Secret” level security clearance.


Applicants must have reached their 21st birthday, but not have reached their 37th birthday by the date of appointment to this position. These positions are covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement officers and have a mandatory retirement age of 57. Two exceptions are allowed: 1) an applicant has prior Federal service in a primary covered position sufficient to complete 20 years of service on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57; or 2) an applicant is a qualified veterans’ preference eligible, in which case the minimum eligibility age is waived and their corresponding retirement age may be higher than 57 after completing 20 years of service. You must submit proof of your status in the Law Enforcement retirement system.