Externship (Former Employee), Fort Pierce, FL – January 25, 2014
Pros: the challenge
Cons: very monotnous
Everyday I came in to organize very important leaf samples. I would assist in helping track movement of antibiotics in the leaves. Then we would later apply that information to conduct other test to confirm whether are antibiotics were effectively attacking our bacteria of interest.
A learning experience every year benefitting my pst education with this particular job.
Forestry Technician (Former Employee), Garden Valley, ID – March 8, 2014
Pros: waking up to a slendid sunrise most people have never had the experience to cherish.
Cons: missing out on good concerts, art in the park, other fun social activities.
Start studying more maps, topos, base maps and google earth maps, Learning new country and blind spots from my seeing area.Management is helpful in some ways. Best to work with them in the early season before fire season breaks out and then everyone is dispatched out. There is no hard part of this job, just trying to explain to visitors that its not – more... really as boring as they dare to beleive. Meeting with new people and finding out their interests, where they work and how their quality of life is treating them. sometimes a thought or suggestion can make a world of difference in their present lives that can make a difference thev'e not thought of before. – less
Forestry Tech. (Former Employee), Waldport, OR – March 6, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: management says one thing but expects somthing else.
Its to hard to become permeate employee there is no adherences that you will get a job and you keep coming back year after year, and at some point you finally work your way into a position, but you never get that permeate status you are always classified seasonal employee. You get to work with some really good people, and the jobs you do are really – more... interesting. The hardest part of the job is that they are always downsizing but the work load stays the same. sanctification of a job well done. and someone saying good job. – less
Interesting inviroment to work in and experience different things.
Forestry Technician (Current Employee), Northern Ca – March 6, 2014
Cons: staff lacking motivation for completing job tasks.
A typical day at work isn't very fast-paced or productive though can be fun if given the right staff. Learn a lot about government standards and red tape. Management can make or break your experience. Co-workers are typically fairly lazy. Hardest part of the job is the diminishing budget and the lack of motivation from fellow employees. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job is seeing all the neat things that nature has to offer. – less
Biological Science Aid (Former Employee), College Station, TX – March 3, 2014
Pros: group lunches, great coworkers, good hours, decent pay
Cons: lots of work, low budget
I learned how to conduct myself professionally in a laboratory setting. Everyone was very helpful and supportive. The hardest part of the job was working around the budget - there were always budget issues. Also, the reward for hard work didn't quite seem balanced. But I always looked forward to going in every day to work in the lab and be around some – more... great people. – less
Loan Processor (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – January 31, 2014
What I do is come and assist homeowners who needs assistance with their mortgage account. The assistance range from helping workout out arrangements to pay back delinquent balance to offering assistance to organizations in their area to help them make their delinquent payments. The hardest part of my job is to listen to the sad stories on how the borrower – more... have ran out of options to bring their account current. The best party besides my great coworkers is to help create an successful homeowner. I've learned over the years is to be very patient with customers and to let the complete what they have to say before you offer an suggestions. – less
Processor (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – January 29, 2014
Working here was miserable. I found myself being micromanaged by individuals who knew absolutely nothing about leading team members. I was terminated for a service connected disability that the company hired me knowing I had. I am ashamed that this is a government agency.
Faculty of Agriculture Rawalakot (Former Employee), Newzaeland – January 28, 2014
A typical day of my first work is in december of the year before 2012. i learn lot of new things how to work how to conversate how to deal how to help etc. my frinds my teachers are my co-workers. hardest part is the collection of insects. most enjoyable part is make fun freely with teachers and friends
Forestry Technician/Hotshot Crew (Current Employee), Harrisonburg,Va – January 22, 2014
A typical day at work would be office cleaning duties, physical training, and forest project work, and fire suppression duties when needed. I was part of a 20 man crew which was like family, the hardest part of the job depends on what state we are in fighting a fire and the most enjoyable part is seeing different parts of the united states.
Management Assistant (Former Employee), Bethesda, MD – January 21, 2014
Draft overseas position assignment letters for field employees and assist with the preparation of field employees' performance evaluations.
Process overseas post reimbursements using the representation action forms.
Maintain Procurement Database, entering, searching for, retrieving, editing and deleting financial data used to procure office supplies. – more... Create and maintain budget spreadsheet/report using Microsoft Excel. Ensure accuracy and completeness of vender contracts used when ordering office supplies. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Albuquerque, NM – January 17, 2014
Pros: everyday is a new call and a new challenge
Cons: pay, not a perm. position
Wonderful place to work at. I am challeged each day, I learn so just by watching and researching what other employees do. I enter data from documents sent to me by clients. Clients are other Forest Service Employees. Documents sent by the client need to be enter on different sites. For example, one client wanted mass email sent out and a place where – more... all electronic equipment is no longer being used can be loged in and turned in. – less
MONOGAHELA FIRE CREW (Former Employee), Harpers Ferry, WV – January 10, 2014
A typical day on the fire line was very exhausting. I learned that wildfires live up to there name they can change in blink of eye. The crew i was on changed every time i went out on fire assignments so I was always meeting new people. We have great organization for the system we use to suppress the fires. The hardest part of the job is being safe and – more... ensuring that your team is safe. The best part of the job is at the end of the day when all is said and done, you know that you helped keep someones house from burning down, a city from having to evacuate and the people they give so much thanks and it makes me feel good to do good. – less