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National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
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    Great Summer Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at National Park Service


    -Great opportunity to work with the public
    -Hours are convenient (3pm-11pm ish) for college students
    -Sense of camaraderie among the staff

    The job comes in bursts. There will be an hour or two of hectic work, then some really slow hours, then another hectic frenzy.

    During emergency situations the job can be pretty crazy. It's great training for the workplace, though.


    -As a government job, the onboarding process takes forever
    -About 75% of the people are really great, but the other 25% or so have no work ethic and you pull their weight

    As it is a concert venue, some patrons can be very intoxicated. And guess who has to put up with them?

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National Park Service Interviews

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Park Ranger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Over the phone and mainly focused on people-related skills. They greatly use your references listed and are looking for dynamic individuals that have an interest in interpreting the importance of the parks.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe what it means to foster a relationship between people and parks?   Answer Question
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1916
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The National Park Service (NPS) is in the business of protecting history and, in many cases, prehistory. Signed into being in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson, the NPS acts as steward over 58 national parks and more than 330 national monuments and landmarks, national seashores, battlefields, scenic trails, and recreational and cultural sites encompassing more than 80 million acres of land across the US, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands. Heritage education, research, and technology all fall under the NPS's responsibilities. The NPS also... More

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