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Can be a dream job

Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Get to work in beautiful places - Work with like minded individuals - Pay/Benefits are okay

Cons

- Bureaucratic Agency - Veteran's Preference when hiring - Difficult to move up - Inefficient organization

Advice to Management

Allocation of training funds are typically geared towards employees that have been there a long time. I understand the seniority reasoning, but younger employees are not being prepared for future opportunities in the NPS.

Other Employee Reviews for National Park Service

  1. Helpful (1)

    Park Ranger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Park Ranger in Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
    Former Intern - Park Ranger in Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job allowed me to practice my public speaking skills, meet amazing people, and give something back to my country while protecting a precious natural resource. I felt that my input was valued and what I did made a difference.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get hired in the first place and most job opportunities are temporary or part-time which is very frustrating. The application process can also be a little bit confusing since it is all computerized.


  2. Helpful (1)

    The Experience of a Lifetime

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Park Ranger - Law Enforcement in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Park Ranger - Law Enforcement in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Park Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work locations, good coworkers, close-nit. Pay is decent for most areas as long as you can get park housing. All in all, it's an outstanding job and I would encourage anyone to consider working a summer or two.

    Cons

    Mission 66 Housing, advancing in the GS ranks isn't easy.

    Advice to Management

    Create a program where long-term seasonal employees have preference in hiring for perm positions.


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