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    1. 4.0
      Sep 25, 2023
      Smokejumper
      Current Employee, more than 8 years
      McCall, ID
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best job in the world -- highly skilled, purposeful, public service

      Cons

      Pay is not commensurate with the risks and responsibilities of the job.

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      1. 5.0
        Oct 25, 2023
        Archaeological Technician
        Current Employee
        Recommend
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook

        Pros

        Work in awesome places with down-to-earth people Working outdoors Easy to get time off if you need it

        Cons

        Can be strenuous, depending upon the environment Fire season gets stressful Pay isn't as much as what you might make working in the private sector

        1. 5.0
          Nov 26, 2023
          Biological Science Technician
          Former Employee, less than 1 year
          Sparks, NV
          Recommend
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook

          Pros

          I could not recommend working with the U.S. Forest Service in Sparks, NV enough! The atmosphere is laid-back, supportive and inclusive. My supervisors encouraged us to work with other departments to learn new skills, and it was an incredibly fulfilling experience. My position was field-based, and we went to many beautiful places in remote Nevada.

          Cons

          Sometimes there were long hours in the car, and because it was field based, there were some hazards of the job. However, I never felt like my concerns were ignored and everyone's safety was of upmost importance.

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