Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
OCIO telecommunication / network services provides the Department of the Interior (DOI) and other federal agencies with telecommunication and network services in conjunction with supporting hosted applications and other requested services.
OCIO telecommunication / network services responsibilities include the provisioning, billing, engineering, management, administration and troubleshooting of the following services:
Voice Network Communication Services
Voice Telecom Services
Audio Visual Services
Wide-Area Network Services (WAN)
Local-Area Network Services (LAN)
LAN-to-LAN/Client Secure Network Connectivity
Secure Remote Wireless & WiFi Connectivity
Telecommunications - Voice Network Communication Services
Integrated Digital Voice Communication (IDVC) System –hybrid phone network of 10 locations. Consists of routers, servers, network switches, voice mail systems. Local service, adds, moves, and changes, maintenance and repair, voice mail services, management of communications circuitry.
Video Teleconferencing – video teleconferencing infrastructure, system setup and training.
Telecommunications - Voice Telecom Services
Voice Telecom - Management of all calling cards and audio bridge conferencing reservations.
Telecommunications - Radio & Spectrum Telecom Services
Spectrum - Management, coordination, and protection of all spectrum used by DOI customers, Insular Areas, and external customers and includes incident/emergency support for wildland fires, hurricanes, etc. and coordination of spectrum use/protection with federal, state, local, and international agencies.
Radio - Management of enterprise technical services, enterprise projects, enterprise contracts, and the development of radio standards and architecture
Network Services Overview
Network - Wide-Area Network Services (WAN)
DOI/OCIO network services and responsibilities include the provisioning, engineering, management, administration and troubleshooting of the following Data Network services to include but not limited to: managed routers, managed WAN circuits and disaster recovery DR circuits/communication.
Network - Local-Area Network Services (LAN)
Responsibilities include the provisioning, billing, engineering, management, administration and troubleshooting of the following data telecommunication and network hardware and services to include but not limited to: internal routers, network switches, content switching with SSL acceleration, providing maintenance and network monitoring across the enterprise, secure remote wireless and WiFi connectivity as needed.