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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 partners with federal, state, tribal and local governments as well as private organizations in preserving national parkland.
Much of the nation's infrastructure was built on the proverbial back of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In the 19th and 20th centuries, it built coastal fortifications, improved harbors, eliminated navigation hazards on key rivers, surveyed roads and canals, protected natural resources, constructed buildings and monuments, and explored and mapped much of the western frontier. Today, the USACE is the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agency and is involved in research and development, military contingencies, humanitarian assistance, environmental protection, and water resource development. The USACE employs some 34,000 civilians and soldiers.
Responsible for managing more than 190 million acres of national forests and grasslands, the USDA Forest Service is the largest agency of the US Department of Agriculture and has the conflicting mission of both preserving public forest lands and overseeing the commercial harvesting of its timber. The National Forest System consists of 155 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Through various programs, the agency, which began in 1905, provides states and private landowners with technical and financial assistance to promote rural economic development and improve the natural environment of cities and communities.
NYC Parks is the steward of nearly 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — this includes more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 67 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) was established in 1849 to be, as one historian put it, "The Department of Everything Else." It initially absorbed a range of duties that didn't quite fit within the purviews of the other departments. These days, DOI manages America's lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources. The cabinet-level agency oversees eight bureaus including including the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Geological Survey, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It manages about one-fifth of the nation's entire land area. Federally managed lands and offshore areas account for about 30% of the US's energy production.
As the fourth-most populous county in Florida, Hillsborough County is uniquely positioned to offer its residents and especially its employees a dynamic place to live and work. “Great People, Great Place, Unlimited Possibilities” is the workplace motto, reaffirming its diligent focus on supporting and investing in its employees. The County looks for individuals with a passion for public service who want to bring their best selves, their experience, and knowledge to support its growth and focus on customer service.
The US Department of the Army has its marching orders. One of the three military departments (along with the Air Force and Navy) of the US Department of Defense, the Army provides ground-based military forces to deter and fight wars and protect the security of the US. The army has more than 675,000 soldiers, including active duty soldiers (nearly 75%) and reservists (Army National Guard and Army Reserves). Army personnel are deployed in about 80 countries. The Army operates about 40 forts throughout the US and has bases in Africa, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and South Korea.
Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America. ELS consists of more than 400 properties in 32 states and British Columbia, and we appreciate the hard work of 4,000+ team members. Our beautiful communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country where residents and guests experience rich lifestyle and vacation experiences.