To protect and provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage and to honor the country's responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. The Department of the Interior's duties include managing federal lands, such as national parks and forests, running hydroelectric power systems and promoting the conservation of natural resources.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Regional offices: Anchorage, Omaha, Denver, Oakland, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Highest concentration of DOI employees: Colorado, California, Virginia, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Alaska, Washington and Idaho.
The Department of the Interior ranked 12th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 65.4.
DOI has a decentralized hiring program; however, all bureaus work together on special recruitment programs. It is developing more compelling recruitment materials to better market the work of DOI and its impact on the public. Diversity recruitment is a major priority and a number of DOI bureaus have successfully developed internship programs with an emphasis on targeting women and minorities. It is expanding its outreach efforts by more aggressively partnering with minority associations and participating in job and career fairs. To assist in attracting candidates to DOI, the agency has granted over 100 recruitment incentives in FY 2007 and 2008, totaling nearly $930,000. It also granted over 100 student loan repayments totaling $760,000 during that same time period.
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is upgrading the skills required for those in the scientific occupational areas. In the next several years DOI will focus its efforts to recruit biologists, hydrologists, geologists and park rangers. Challenges facing the agency include attracting professionals from the petroleum industry and employees with geo-science background as there are few graduates in these fields, and it is difficult to compete with higher paying private-sector jobs. DOI manages the second largest number of facilities, only behind the Department of Defense.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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