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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

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    Pros

    People were great, it was like one big happy family. Sure there were problems but what big company doesn't have some problems. I enjoyed my job, I liked all those I worked with. The management was very pro people. You could go to any of that team and talk to them if you had a problem. I was there for 17 years as I was hired as a local hire. I never wanted to move to another park. The Superintendents were very good and I worked for 5 different ones during my time and part of my job was to be their secretary. We had a great Park.

    Cons

    In my years I did not see or hear about real problems that could not be fixed. Maybe my Park was different.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps the ones in Washington should get out in the Parks and work, if all they did was work in Washington they did not see the real Park Service.

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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: 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
National Park Service photo of: General Grant National Memorial also known as Grant's Tomb
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National Park Service Interviews

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    Research Fellow Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Park Service.

    Interview

    I have a great phone interview that turned into a lengthy conversation about how my experience was greatly desired. Needless to say, I got the job right then and there.

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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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