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Law Enforcement Officer Intern
Ref No.: 19-00066
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 06/17/2019
Site Location: AR, NC, KY, or FL

Position Description:
This 52-week positiion is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. The intern will gain experience in federal law enforcement and investigative activies within Forest Service programs. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Review pertinent regulations, policies, and procedures to effectively apply principles, concepts, and work processes to work assignments
  • Perform investigative duties involving misdemeanor crimes 
  • Locate, secure, and protect crime scences
  • Collect and seize evidence
  • Prepare investigative reports
  • Apprehend and detain suspects 
  • Establish contact with the public to gain compliance with procedures and laws
  • Inform forest users of proper procedures, law, and regulations; and issues warning and violation notices
Participants will gain: 
  • A two-year hiring authority allowing interns to apply to internal Forest Service positions.
  • Mentorship from a master performer throughout the program in an apprentice-style setting that trains them specifically for a pre-identified permanent position in the Southern Region.
  • An invitation to a Southern Region job fair to apply for full-time positions.  The timing of the job fair will coincide with the ending of the internship
Participants should: 
  • Have an interest in natural resources, public service and connecting people to their public lands.
  • Be willing to move to locations in the Southeast.  
  • Be interested in working in and fostering an inclusive work environment.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2019
Benefits: Relocation, training, and monthly housing stipends 

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