The BLM is the largest landowner in the United States. The BLM administers nearly 260 million surface and 500 million subsurface acres of public lands. Nationally, approximately 250 BLM Ranger and Special Agents enforce the laws on a wide variety of environments, from desert sand dunes to Alaskan tundra.
Entry level trainee Ranger positions start at the GS-5 level, with full performance at GS-9. Previous law enforcement experience may qualify an applicant for entry at the GS-9 or even the GS-11 level. Promotion potential exists up to the GS-13 grade level for Rangers. Those showing an interest and aptitude for criminal investigations can also apply for BLM Special Agent positions. BLM Ranger positions are covered by special law enforcement retirement provisions. In addition, you’ll receive duty time for physical fitness training, a uniform allowance and an excellent federal government benefits package, including life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits and a savings plan.
Not everyone wants a career as physically and mentally challenging as the one offered by the BLM. However, if you’re looking for the kind of law enforcement opportunity that only the BLM can provide, we welcome your application.
The BLM is an equal opportunity employer
If you’re someone who wants to pursue a career in law enforcement in an outdoor setting, then the BLM Ranger job may be for you.
Rangers take pride in tackling some of the toughest and most unique challenges that Federal law enforcement has to offer.
The BLM is the place for those who have a passion for conservation and protection of resources - not to mention a love for the outdoors. After all, that’s where BLM Rangers spend most of their time. If you’ve ever dreamed about having an office that encompasses thousands of acres of public lands, this job is for you.