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Department of the Interior Seeking Wide Variety of Personnel

White and blue collar jobs open.

The Department of the Interior is hiring in a wide variety of occupations. As of this writing there are currently over 700 job openings throughout the nation.

Interior Mission
The mission of The U.S. Department of the Interior is to protect America’s natural resources and heritage and to honor our cultures and tribal communities.

Career Types
The following are some of the most common current career openings with the Department of the Interior
• Accountant GS-0510
• Park Ranger GS-0025
• Recreation Aid GS-0189
• Administrative Asst GS-0303
• Laborer WG-3502
• Motor Vehicle Operator WG-5703

Some Current Job Openings
Accountant . In a current opening the job is described as: "Planning and conducting financial management studies that involve the analysis of interrelated administrative processes; e.g., budgetary, financial, procurement, and property management functions; recommending adaptation of established procedures to eliminate problems or to improve the operations under study;"

Park Ranger . In a current opening the job is described as:"... respond to emergency situations, including swift water rescue and administering first aid. In addition, they participate in evaluating visitor use patterns, preparing and maintaining recreation sites, monitoring condition of sites, natural and cultural resources. "

Recreation Aide In a current opening the job is described as: "...perform a wide range of duties in support of the Bureau's recreation program: assisting in inventories, evaluating visitor patterns, preparing and maintaining recreation sites, briefing visitors and answering their questions, or conducting visitor patrols on land and water, responding to emergency situations, and administering first aid/CPR...."

Administrative Assistant. In a current listing the job is described as: "Provide employees with information and training on timekeeping systems and timekeeping requirements; advise employees on leave and payroll questions and concerns. Compose correspondence, documents, spreadsheets and reports in addition to completing records and data management."

Laborer . In a current opening the job is described as: "Laborers perform manual tasks involving little or no specialized skill or prior work experience. Typical work includes grounds maintenance to include lawn mowing, trimming, fertilizing, and watering. It also includes custodial duties to include laundry, cleaning, stripping, waxing and buffing floors, vacuuming, removing stains, washing walls and windows, collecting and discarding trash and debris."

Motor Vehicle Operator In a current opening the job is described as: "...operate gasoline or diesel powered vehicles over public and private roads and to drive safely. They may haul cargo or passengers, or tow equipment; operate a variety of motor vehicles up to 23,000 GVW; perform safety inspections."

Qualifications
Some of the pertinent qualifications for these jobs are as follows:
Accountant Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
OR
Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.

Park Ranger: At Grade 05, one year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include collecting and recording information on items such as water quality and sediment samples, vegetation, exotic plant infestation, wildlife and fish populations, and erosion control and site rehabilitation problems; conducting a radio dispatch operation, providing communication service for operational activities in areas such as emergency assistance, law enforcement, and firefighting support; and conducting scheduled and special patrols of land and water areas.

Recreation Aide: At Grade 02 Recreation Aide - 3 months of general work experience; OR High school graduation or equivalent. At Grade 03 Recreation Aide - 6 months of general work experience; OR Successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of study above high school; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. At Grade 04 Recreation Assistant - 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience.

Administrative Assistant: To qualify for the GS-05, candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: reception work, timekeeping, travel, filing, and typing correspondence.

Laborers At level GS-02, follow general instructions to perform work that requires moderately heavy physical effort to lift and move objects and may involve a number of successive steps or processes. The work involves the use of common hand tools and simple power equipment such as hatchets, hand saws, clippers, buffers, grinders, screwdrivers, weed trimmers, low-pressure sprayers, powered push lawn mowers, powered pavement vacuums, and wet vacuums or steam cleaners. Laborers at this level have basic knowledge of routine maintenance procedures for power equipment operated that include a visual check of the equipment, limited lubrication, cleaning/replacing air filters, and refueling.

Motor Vehicle Operator: At level GS-06, motor vehicle operators must have knowledge to make difficult judgments concerning loading and arranging cargo, overhead and side clearances, the turning radius, braking distance, and the distance to be maintained from other vehicles.

To Apply
Candidates should scan this site for current vacancies or visit the following website: Department of Interior