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National Park Service Special Agent

National Park Service Special Agent

He said disturbing the bones was a “lock-up offense. But rangers like Sullivan had made the move years earlier. They establish a regular and recurring presence on a vast amount of public lands, roads, and recreation sites.

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They target crimes — such as wildlife trafficking and habitat destruction — that undermine U. Service special agents protect threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, marine mammals, and imperiled animals and plants around the world.

Their investigations document violations of Federal wildlife laws as well as such crimes as smuggling, conspiracy, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, and making false statements. Agent retrieves eagle carcass at the site of a suspected poisoning incident. Special agents investigate wildlife crimes wherever they occur in the United States.

Some are based in multi-agent offices in locations such as New York City, Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt Angeles, and Miami while others are responsible for enforcing Federal wildlife laws in entire States.

What do agents do? Service special agents investigate crimes that range from international wildlife smuggling to unlawful migratory game bird hunting. Like all criminal investigators, they collect evidence, interview witnesses, interrogate subjects, conduct surveillance, plan raids, make arrests, and help prepare cases for court.

Agents investigate the killing of endangered species and other protected wildlife, such as eagles, migratory birds, and marine mammals. They support species reintroduction programs and pursue cases involving the destruction or contamination of wildlife habitat. They investigate oil or chemical spills and poisoning incidents that kill wildlife. They also work with industry groups and companies to reduce hazards to protected species linked to oil production facilities, electric powerlines, wind farms, and mining operations.

Agents often work closely with other Federal, State, Tribal, or foreign law enforcement authorities. Common partnerships include work with U. Customs and Border Protection or Homeland Security Investigations on wildlife smuggling cases and cooperative investigations with the U. Environmental Protection Agency involving oil spills, industrial contaminants or pesticides. Special agents team with State counterparts to enforce regulations that govern waterfowl and dove hunting and assist the States in detecting and deterring the interstate exploitation of State-protected species, including big game animals and fishery resources.

They also assist Tribal enforcement officers when wildlife crimes involve violations of both Federal and Tribal laws and regulations. Work with enforcement authorities in other nations ranges from sharing intelligence to conducting joint investigations of international wildlife trafficking.

Agents provide training on wildlife law enforcement for State and Tribal officers as well as for enforcement officers overseas.

They also respond to citizen complaints and conduct public outreach to secure voluntary compliance with Federal wildlife laws. How do I become a Service special agent? Only some special agents work for the Service, making these positions extremely competitive. Are there any special requirements? To qualify for a special agent position, applicants must meet strict medical, physical, and psychological requirements.

They must also participate in mandatory drug testing and psychological screening programs. Academically, a four-year degree in wildlife management, criminal justice, or other related fields is preferred. Those chosen will undergo an extensive background investigation. All appointees must be citizens of the United States, at least 21 years of age, but less than 37 years of age at the time of entrance on duty. Male applicants born after December 31, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or that they are exempt from doing so.

Appointees must be in excellent physical condition and pass a comprehensive medical examination provided at no cost to the applicant. The appointee must also successfully pass a battery of tests to determine physical fitness suitability. Once employed and provided training, special agents must meet firearms qualification standards and re-qualify each year. Periodic medical examinations are also required along with fitness testing.

Some agents must complete yearly financial disclosure reports. Idaho-based agent patrols…


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All appointees must be citizens of the United States, at least 21 years of age, but less than 37 years of age at the time of entrance on duty. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.