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.
Beautiful office and surroundings with great staff
Archaeological Technician (Former Employee) – Spring Valley, NV – April 24, 2017
This was a position that I had while I was going to school to receive my Bachelor's degree in Anthropology. They were very understanding in regards to my school/work balance and made every day a great learning experience. I was able to practice my archaeology and exercised every ay when we would hike to our site to survey and records anything we found.
Government red tape and non-local interference keeps job from being overall satisfying
Landscape Architect (Former Employee) – Alaska State Office of the BLM – April 23, 2017
Great opportunities for learning land management and making special places for the United States. Excellent opportunities to learn of the environment and lands in the public trust. Great travel opportunities.
Interference and coordination with Washington and Denver nationwide centers can be frustrating and confusing. Changes in administrations and leaders can be frustrating and demoralizing. Conflict between district, state, and national offices can be a slow and difficult conflict.
Generally consistent pay, good benefits, good working conditions.
Need to be patient and work the line between customer satisfaction and red tape and regulations.
Travel to varied public lands, training opportunities, benefits
Red Tape, long decision time, slow paced project timelines, forms and formal culture the norm
Productive and fun work place that enables me to work outside all the time
Ecology Village team member (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – April 20, 2017
Whenever I showed up to work I was able to have fun while working outside with children. When children visited, I helped them learn about Ecology and how to make the world a better place by limiting pollution and other things.
Park Guide (Current Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – April 5, 2017
I learned that the government is very hard to advance in. Many people sit in positions and don't necessarily do their jobs fully. Many times lots of mistakes are made in HR and people lose their jobs unnecessarily.
Visitor Use Assistant (Former Employee) – Mount Rainier National Park, WA – March 2, 2017
Yes, its the federal government. But there are some really wonderful people that work in the National Park Service.
As a Visitor Use Assistant, I took pride in representing the National Park Service, and enjoyed being the first person to welcome visitors to a beautiful place. Every pay period we had ONE DAY where we had to get out on the trails and hike, to enjoy the park too. I've had opportunities to help out at the Visitor Centers, as well as walk around the campgrounds and even share smores with families from around the globe! I love the outdoors so this job was amazing. The park employees are very diverse, and so are the millions of visitors. As a seasonal park ranger, you can move around to different parks throughout the country and learn more about nature.
Survey Technician (Former Employee) – Paso Robles, CA – March 2, 2017
This was a very exciting and fun place to work. Must be physically fit and expect a ton of hiking and outdoors. It is physically demanding. You are in all weather situations from one extreme to another. I loved the experience but it was too difficult to maintain.
Lead Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Pensacola Beach, FL – March 1, 2017
Get certified by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) Get certified for NLA Open Water Rescue Get certified for CPR, AED, O2 Teach Junior lifeguards and new lifeguards work 8am-6pm Communicate with all patrons along 15 miles of beach Treat any injuries- stingrays, sharks, heat stroke, broken bones, control blood loss, etc Keep all swimmers safe
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – February 24, 2017
I loved what I was doing the staff I was new employee and the staff treated my like they did not want me on the team. I really needed a job but being placed in dangerous situations all alone while staff went in teams was not the best for me.