Extremely important and visable to 25 million vistors each year.
Pros: Gorgeous scenery, talking with visitors to the parks' memorials, Learning the real History behind the memorials
Cons: Bad management, Low morale
While working at the National Park Service, I saw a lot of mis-management of equipment and tools. But overall, it was a great place to work, most everyone was very nice and had extensive knowledge of the Memorials that are so important to America.
Typically, on an average day I would pick up litter and garbage. Then on to landscaping/gardening duties that included edging, mowing, weed-eating, pulling weeds from the flower beds in and around the Washington Monument and all of the Memorials. I was in charge of driving a crew of up to 7 people to their duty location around the Tidal basin. Lead volunteer groups up to 200+ people.
Conducted required weekly safety meetings.