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The U.S. Department of the Interior serves as steward and guardian of our nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage. We manage federal lands, such as national parks and refuges; honor our nation’s trust responsibilities to tribal communities; and promote conservation and wise use of natural resources. To carry out our vast mission, we need scientists, engineers, park rangers and more.

Primary Occupations within Interior
Jobs that are mission-critical and where there are significant numbers

  • OS - Office of the Secretary    
  • BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs  
  • NPS - National Park Service
  • FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service
  • BSEE - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • BOEM - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • BLM - Bureau of Land Management 
  • BOR - Bureau of Reclamation   
  • USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
OCCUPATIONAL TITLE EMPLOYING BUREAU
OS BIA NPS FWS BSEE BOEM BLM BOR USGS
Accountant x x x x x x x x x
Accounting/Financial Technician x x x x x x x x x
Administrative Specialist/Assistant x x x x x x x x x
Animal Caretaker     x x          
Archaeologist   x x x     x x  
Architect   x x x     x    
Arts and Information Spec/Asst     x x     x x x
Attorney x                
Auditor x       x x      
Biological Technician     x x     x x x
Biologist/Biological Sciences   x x x x x x x x
Botanist     x x     x   x
Budget Analyst/Technician x x x x x x x x x
Business (General) x x x x x x x x x
Cartographer     x       x   x
Cartographic Technician   x x x     x   x
Chemist               x x
Clerk/Administrative Assistant x x x x x x x x x
Civil Engineer   x x x x   x x x
Computer Assistant x x x x     x x x
Computer Specialist x x x x x x x x x
Construction Engineer   x           x  
Contract Specialist x x x x x x x x x
Criminal Investigator x x x x     x    
Ecologist     x x     x   x
Economist               x  
Education and Vocational Training Spec/Asst   x           x  
Electrical Engineer               x x
Electrician - High Voltage               x x
Engineer (General)   x x x x x x x x
Engineering Technician   x x x   x x x x
Environmental Protection Spec  x x x   x x x x  
Facilities Manager/Specialist   x x         x  
Field Representative   x              
Firefighter   x x x     x    
Fish and Wildlife Administrator       x         x
Fishery Biologist     x x     x x x
Forester   x   x     x    
Forestry Technician   x x x     x    
Game Law Enforcement       x          
Geographer     x           x
Geologist     x   x x x x x
Geophysicist           x     x
Guide     x         x  
Historian     x            
Hydraulic Engineer               x  
Hydro Electric Mechanic               x  
Hydrologist   x x x x   x x x
Hydrology Technician               x x
Inspector       x x x x    
Laborer   x x         x  
Land Law Examiner             x    
Land Surveyor       x     x    
Landscape Architect     x            
Legal Clerk/Assistant x                
Legal Instruments Examiner   x x x     x    
Maintenance Mechanic   x x x     x x x
Management/Program Analyst/Asst x x x x x x x x x
Mechanical Engineer     x         x  
Museum Curator/Specialist     x           x
Natural Resources Specialist               x  
Outdoor Recreation Planner     x x     x x  
Paralegal Specialist x                
Park Ranger     x x     x x  
Personnel Specialist/Assistant x x x x x x x x x
Petroleum Engineer           x x    
Physical Scientist     x   x x x x x
Physical Science Technician       x   x x x x
Police Officer   x x x       x  
Policy Analyst               x  
Power Plant Mechanic/Operator               x x
Public Affairs Specialist               x  
Purchasing /Procurement Spec/Asst x x x x x x x x x
Range Technician   x   x     x    
Rangeland Manager   x         x    
Realty Specialist   x x x     x x  
Recreation Aid/Asst     x x     x x  
Regulatory Program Specialist         x        
Safety Specialist   x x       x x x
Secretary x x x x x x x x x
Security Guard               x  
Surface Mining Reclamation Spec         x        
Teacher (Primary, Secondary, Vocational)   x           x  
Telecommunications Specialist x x x       x x x
Trades (Manual, Skilled)   x x x     x x x
Tribal Accounts Manager   x              
Vocational Training Spect/Asst   x           x  
Water Management Program Specialist               x  
Wildlife Biologist     x x     x x x
Wildlife Refuge Manager       x          
Writer-Editor/Editorial Assistant     x x     x x x
Note: The preceding chart depicts the Department of the Interior's MISSION-CRITICAL occupations and as well as its HIGH-POPULATION support occupations. These represent the bulk of Interior's work force. Applicants should visit USA Jobs or contact bureau servicing personnel offices for current information on job openings.

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