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If you love History & the Outdoors!!

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Current Contractor - Archaeologist in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Archaeologist in Washington, DC

I have been working at National Park Service as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Being able to work outside a large portion of the time, and with like minded people. Being able to educate the public on the cultural and natural resources!

Cons

.. it is the government, so it can be stressful when things are always hanging in the balance.

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    WASO - Typical government agency without a clue about how to run a business.

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    Former Contractor - Procurement Technician in Lakewood, CO
    Former Contractor - Procurement Technician in Lakewood, CO

    I worked at National Park Service as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, casual dress code, simple work, small office

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of structure, federal/contractor tensions, outdated filing systems, no uniformity in processes

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting contracting officers and older employees dictate practices and enforce an agency standard.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Work is inspiring and satisfying, management needs improvement.

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    Former Employee - Park Ranger
    Former Employee - Park Ranger

    I worked at National Park Service part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work in places that are rich in history and/or environment. Visitors interested. Very satisfying to work with the visitors. Most visitors appreciate of attention they receive from Park Rangers.

    Cons

    Hours, low pay and poor management. Park Rangers in interpretation who do tours and educational programs are the front line for the park service. Over 50% are seasonal with no benefits. There is little appreciation for the loyalty and dedication of these employees from management.

    Advice to Management

    Show support for your front line employees who are the ones who are making the visitor experience a wonderful one and keeps people supporting our National Parks. Do not make your seasonal employees feel disposable.

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