Environmental Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 17, 2016
Working for GA DNR/EPD has been a wonderful experience. The workplace is reliable and secure, and the office atmosphere is very professional. Excellent benefits are offered as well as flexibility in your work schedule.
Laboratory Manager (Current Employee) – Norcross, GA – October 15, 2015
Opportunity to contribute to the health and well being of Georgia citizens by analyzing water, air and soil samples. The job is routine lab work, however opportunities to move throughout the organization is available including non-lab work.
Stormwater Technical Assistant (Former Employee) – Cartersville, GA – June 11, 2015
Enjoyed my 16 and half years total with GA EPD. Great experience. I was able to be blessed with great friends and a boss that is a friend. I received a great opportunity with City of Cartersville and had to leave.
Scientist (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – December 4, 2013
...in both good ways an bad. A typical day is running (most of the time rerunning) extracts to make sure the water is clean. The paperwork is atrocious. The biggest downside of the place is the down time, which will happen a lot. Unfortunately the moment you become management you forget this fact and treat those who are idle like they're criminals. The amount of work put into pretending to be busy is comical.
Mostly stable, Plenty of time off, 40 hours a week with 0 overtime
You will most likely never get a raise or be promoted
Marine Tech 1 (hourly) (Current Employee) – Brunswick, GA – November 12, 2013
A typical day is started by checking tides and weather conditions. Prepping a boat for use and organizing other hourly workers to be ready for field work. On office days I would enter data into various databases used in managing marine natural resources. Or I would work up any sample that were collected in the field.
I learned about a professional work environment dealing with the public on both a state and national level. I learned how to use various types of marine sampling gear that I was previously unfamiliar with.
Management for my project was good most of the time but lacked clear leadership at times. My boss would not try to micro-manage me. But there would sometimes be communication errors between her and upper management. Co-workers made up for it though they were great people, always willing to teach and be taught themselves.
Hardest part of the job was organizing other peoples schedules so that field work could be done efficiently.
Most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work outside and see lots of different wildlife.
Interpretive Park Ranger (Current Employee) – Crawfordville, GA – November 10, 2013
You start out at minimum wage and are expected to do much more than your job responsibilities. I'm currently working a job that is entry level 10$ an hour at other parks, but here i'm making minimum wage. Coworkers are friendly, atmosphere is nice.
Assistant Park Manager (Former Employee) – Cartersville, GA – November 19, 2012
Working as Park Ranger is a job that is only for the passion. The pay is low, you work crazy hours, and are always on call. The payoff is no day is the same, you work in some of the prettiest places and you get to meet and work with some great people. You have the normal red-tape of working for the state, but there is some stability that comes in working for the government.