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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 ... Read more

National Park Service Reviews

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    Current Employee - Archaeological Field Technician
    Current Employee - Archaeological Field Technician
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel, adventure, and conservation. Its a great job with great opportunities for younger folks.

    Cons

    Finding a new job every 6 months. Extremely hard to find a permanent job.

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National Park Service Photos

National Park Service photo of: Department of the Interior National Parks Services (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
National Park Service photo of: Castle Williams
National Park Service photo of: Colorado River Rafting
National Park Service photo of: Haleakala
National Park Service photo of: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Natural Resources
National Park Service photo of: looking at a Park map on a cruise ship
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National Park Service Interviews

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    Park Ranger Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at National Park Service (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Formal in nature. Face-to-Face. Usually a phone interview for most candidates who are not local. It could be done in better way by ensuring that it is done in a quicker manner as well.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you work with people?   1 Answer
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National Park Service Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Midwest, Latinos For Hire, 2012

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