In my current role I spend a good part of my day managing several programs, answer 40-50 emails per day, have numerous in-person and remote meetings each week.
Senior leadership in the Office of Law Enforcement is a mixed bag. Some (almost exclusively civilian leaders) support a work/life balance. Civilians working for law enforcement types can expect to be treated the same as law enforcement employees (limited flexibility with hours, non-supportive of work/life balance). There's a culture of retaliation for those who buck the system and there's a lack of accountability within the senior leader ranks which leads to poor morale, excessive EEO complaints, and unnecessary lawsuits.
The hardest part of the job is working for law enforcement types as a civilian, there is definitely a hierarchy and civilians, while expected to conform to law enforcement standards (hours, lack of home/life balance) do not receive the same benefits such as LEAP.
The most enjoyable part of this position is the overall focus on mission and working beside individuals who believe in the mission and will drop everything in an instant should we have another significant aviation-related terrorist attack.
Standard benefits available to most federal employees, immediate death benefit
Culture of mistrust between line staff and senior leaders, retaliation and passive-aggressive behavior, inconsistent application of agency policy.