The Department of the Interior has a critical job to do: helping to protect lives, property and resources from destructive fires. The women and men who support DOI’s wildland fire management efforts serve in a wide variety of roles, including: understanding and monitoring fire behavior; preventing...
Physical Science Student Trainee
Current students can begin their science career at DOI and gain valuable applied experience to pair with their studies. Physical science student trainees work in a variety of fields, including geology, chemistry, hydrology, and oceanography, just to name a few!
Every DOI site-- from the Grand Canyon to the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, from scenic Parkways to campgrounds to fish hatcheries—needs skilled and dedicated Maintenance Mechanics to repair and maintain grounds, walkways, campgrounds, all types of buildings, roads, and trails. Some operate motor...
Hydrologic technicians at the Department of the Interior gather and evaluate information about all things water-related. They obtain measurements in the field, analyze samples in the laboratory, and conduct analyses in the office in order to assist in solving water-related problems and make water...
Park Rangers help visitors appreciate and enjoy the more than 189 million acres of public lands preserved, managed, and protected by DOI. From the Park Ranger who greets visitors at the gate to the Superintendent managing multiple large parks, all have an important role to play in making public...
Human Resources Assistance
Human Resources Assistants support DOI’s dedicated workforce in many ways. Their expertise helps make sure that personnel action processing, recruitment, new employee onboarding, benefits, training and other employment-related functions and processes go smoothly.
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Experiences from Federal Employees
Federal employees touch the lives of every American on a daily basis. Being able to help agencies find the right talent to do everything from improving our roads and bridges to ensuring the safety of the food we eat to protecting our cultural resources and public lands makes me feel like I’m making a positive impact on my community.Human Resources Specialist, OPM
- Human Resources SpecialistCareer Level: Mid (9)
I started my journey with the Pathways Program for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a summer intern in 2015. I have worked my way through being a student intern to a mid-level permanent position Forester. I continue to seek new opportunities to learn and challenge myself to apply my skills in new roles within the DOI. I am excited to see where my career takes me. The opportunities are endless, and they wouldn’t have been possible without the Pathways Program.Tara, Forester, Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Student Trainee - ForesterCareer Level: Entry (4)
- ForesterCareer Level: Entry (5-7)
- ForesterCareer Level: Mid (9)
DOI and the National Park Service have afforded me so many opportunities that I could have never imagined just a few years ago. I am beyond grateful for the hiring authority that allowed me to turn a post-grad internship into a full-blown federal career. Through internships and now permanent positions with the National Park Service, I have fallen in love with land management and everything these agencies have to offer. I truly cannot wait to see where my DOI career leads me next!Kendra, Visual Information Specialist
- National ParkRx Day CoordinatorCareer Level: Volunteer Internship
- Leader in Conservation Community AssistanceCareer Level: Internship
- Visual Information SpecialistCareer Level: Mid (7)