dedicated group of people who love the outdoors.
Pros: the work hard to keep people from layoffs
Cons: if you do not have an engineering degree, you are doomed to lower pay for the same work.
The culture of Ecology is relaxed dress and intense protection of the environment with emphsis on service to the public. We behave more like a liberal grad school where 15 mins late is the norm.
I write and manage NPDES and State wastewater discharge permits. To be sucessfull, and I am, you need to use your discipline talents or get them pretty quiick. The job is a nice blend of science, newswriter, researcher, and hard nosed negotiator.
The workforce is youthful although there is plenty of grey hair.