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    Former Employee - Trail Crew Member in Yucca Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Trail Crew Member in Yucca Valley, CA

    I worked at National Park Service (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    Great experience. Be outdoors. Learn about the environment and wildlife. Reasonable pay. (minimum wage+) Pre-determined work schedule/hours. (7am-3pm, 5 days/week, Fridays off, etc.) Pay advancement if you return next year.

    Cons

    Hard, rigorous labor. Working/hiking in the heat.


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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crescent City, CA
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at National Park Service (Crescent City, CA).

    Interview

    The process is relatively straight forward. These positions are in high demand, but the pay is marginal so opportunities are not hard to come by. The process was one on one, following the candidate screening. The interview was done by the Supervisory Ranger, who I ultimately worked for.

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    • The interviewer asked about the park resources (natural, cultural, and historical), be sure to know the park and check your information. It's better to admit ignorance then trying to fake it.   Answer Question

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Website www.nps.gov
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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