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26 days ago

Machine Operator - Assistant

NPS Corporation Green Bay, WI

/Duties • Have a self-motivated, proactive and a positive "can do' attitude. • Ensure all production materials are available. • Maintain… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Production Supervisor

NPS Corporation Green Bay, WI

Due to new opportunities, growth and an exciting future for NPS we are looking to a Production Supervisor to our staff. This individual will be… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Operations Manager

NPS Corporation Green Bay, WI

• Manage all areas of manufacturing • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organizations mission… CareerBuilder


10 days ago

Healthcare Technician (Paramedic)

National Park Service Moose, WY +3 locations

GRAND TETON NP AREA INFORMATION : Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway… Glassdoor


9 days ago

Maintenance Worker Leader (Trails)

National Park Service Saint Mary, MT +2 locations

The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a few temporary Maintenance Worker Leader… Glassdoor


1 day ago

Maintenance Worker, XA(WG)-4749-05/07 – new

National Park Service Oteen, NC +4 locations

Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the… Glassdoor


13 days ago

Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-07

National Park Service Naknek, AK +2 locations

This announcement is being modified to extend the closing date to Wednesday, December 24, 2014. The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is… Glassdoor


2 days ago

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05 – new

National Park Service Medora, ND +2 locations

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to 8 temporary positions at Theodore Roosevelt National… Glassdoor


9 days ago

Maintenance Worker (Trails)

National Park Service West Glacier, MT +2 locations

The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a few temporary Maintenance Worker (Trails… Glassdoor


10 days ago

Visitor Use Assistant (Fee Collection), GS-0303-04/05

National Park Service Winter Harbor, ME +4 locations

The HR Customer Services and Solutions is currently accepting applications to fill up to 15 temporary positions at Acadia National Park. Appointments… Glassdoor


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    Good intentions, poor execution

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    Former Employee - Biological Science Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Biological Science Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at National Park Service full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    )) Close connection to the outdoors
    )) Human-level respect: Good support for time off for tough life events (birth, death, sickness).
    )) Training: There are a variety of online classes (GIS) and software (Rosetta) available to help you. There is also respect for learning, such that you will likely be given time to learn new skills on the job, as needed.

    Cons

    )) Sad culture: Most people join the NPS out of a desire to be of service. I certainly did. Unfortunately, the combination of constant funding shortages, bureaucratic red-tape, and poor leadership meant that most projects were severely overextended, to the point where success was unlikely. You will have some victories, some things to feel good about, but probably not as many as you expect, and maybe not enough to balance out the relatively low salaries.

    )) Unlikely career path: Budgets have shrunk 1%-10% for the past 10 years. This means that when people retire, their jobs often go with them. To get a permanent or long-term job, you will likely need to spend 2-10 years working seasonal positions with no benefits and (sometimes) frequent relocation. To land a leadership role, you will need lots of luck and determination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real. Most projects are severely overextended. Overextended projects generally do not achieve their goals. They are instead a waste of scarce resources, and give support to anti-government folks. You need to do triage. Shelve at least half of the current/ongoing projects, then reallocate those people/resources to the highest-priority projects. Rather than having most projects struggling in mediocrity or failure, and pretending that you are doing real good, reorganize so as to have a small number of honestly successful projects. Use these successful projects to prove the value of the NPS, win back public support for the value of public spaces, and then use that support to expand. Take off the rose-colored glasses, and get real.

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