Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – March 9, 2017
While I was working in Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Inspector General, we always had new learning curves and changes consistently. We worked as a team in the office environment and always a learning curve of things to transpire. I love my tenure when I worked for DOI. Most jobs I had was always something of a learning experience and great when the workplace was working together getting the job done.
Bureau of Landmanagement (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 15, 2017
Most people are very friendly and willing to help. Realize it's a mix of people some don't believe in government interference some people do. Although there is room for advancement you must be willing to relocate to other locations. For some reason the Federal Government is convinced that the only way to advance is to go to different offices.
Range Aid (Former Employee) – Elko, NV – August 8, 2017
Everyone at the Department of Interior was a delight to know and work with, I am glad to have had the opportunity. My job as a range aid not only gave me the skills and experience to work in the fire warehouse. But also gave me the chance to understand a little bit more of what wild-land firefighters do.
Laborer (Grant Maintenance) (Current Employee) – Grant Village Yellowstone National Park – July 29, 2017
This is a wonderful place to work if you are able to move up and get a full time position in your field. That is almost impossible to do, because the workers do not retire and jobs rarely open up. If they do, then whom ever is hiring usually has someone in mind already. I love living in the woods where the trees.
close to work, eat at home every day, live inside the park
Administration is hard to deal with, grocery store is 2 hours away
Park Ranger (Current Employee) – Triangle, VA – July 26, 2017
Working in the park is great but hard to get a weekend off and hours are rarely flexible. After a stressful day, which is rare, you can simply go sit in the park and enjoy nature and the next day at work everything is great.
Student Intern positions are difficult and very few exist
Student Intern (Current Employee) – Prineville, OR – July 26, 2017
Funding is hard on a student intern and there are very few openings available for permanent positions. There are opportunities to learn a very diverse work experience but can be very limited by funding available.
Desktop Support/Contractor (Former Employee) – Woods Hole, MA – July 17, 2017
I was a contractor for the USGS. The job was VERY political. I was the first point of Contact for all people who called with issues. It was like working at a college campus - we could ride our bicycles to work, we could wear shorts and T-Shirts in the offices.
Administrative Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL 32225 – July 16, 2017
There is so much to learn working at a place like this. Although most of the employees worked outside, there were opportunities to go an get involved in the different expos and events they had going on.
Biological Science Technician- Plants/GIS, GS-5 (Current Employee) – Estes Park, CO – July 15, 2017
Working for the National Park Service is a great opportunity, especially for people just coming out of college. It enables you to gain a variety of professional experiences and live in a number of places around the country that many people pay to visit on vacation each year. However, you have to be willing to only work for the NPS 6 months out of each year for your first 4 years, and put up with explaining that to people who don't understand why you would go to college for 4 years to only work in your chosen job field seasonally.
Amazing work environment, great way to gain experience
poor benefits for seasonal employees, below average pay, seasonal work only for your first 4 years
A good option with good pay, benefits and advancement options
Biologist (Current Employee) – Falls Church, VA – July 9, 2017
DOI can be a great place to work with a good salary, good work/life balance and promotion opportunities. Most employees are dedicated civil servants that are committed to fulfilling the mission of their bureaus and working with the public in a professional manner.
Living History and Historic Trades Intern (Former Employee) – Harpers Ferry, WV – July 8, 2017
Working for the National Park Service is fun fufilling, rewarding, and quite difficult. When being a member of the government you have to abide by specific regulations that could severely impact interactions with the public if not taken seriously. The job is fun, engaging, and worth it in so many ways, however it is not as easy as most people think.
unique opportunities, beautiful scenery, great atmosphere