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.
In the OCIO we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits to our employees. The following information provides a brief overview of the salary and benefits offered at DOI and by the Federal Government. For additional information on pay and benefits please refer to your benefits guide or contact OCIO HCO.
Your salary (series, grade, and step) was discussed and you agreed to it upon your acceptance of employment. To view your current salary and other salaries, see the salary table. The salary table shows the General Schedule (GS), Senior Executive Service (SES), and other pay programs available in the Federal Government.
Flexible Spending Account
The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an account where you contribute money from your salary before taxes are withheld. You will then get reimbursed for your out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. If you are interested in this benefit, you need to enroll within 60 days of your hire date. All employees can enroll, re-enroll, or remove themselves from this benefit during Open Season. Access the FSA site now or contact OCIO HCO.
Transit subsidy is a program offered to DOI employees to subsidize their commuting expenses. A standard monthly allowance is given to employees. The amount is contingent upon how many days you travel to work, where your home is, and the mode of transportation you use to commute to work. Go to the Forms and Training sections to complete the forms and training if you would like to participate.
Employee Express is an online system used by the Federal Government that enables employees to access their payroll information. Employees are able to view their LES statement, update and change direct deposit information and allotments, view/print W-2s, update Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), change their address, and perform many other options. Employee Express will send your username and password to your home address within the first few weeks of your start date at which time you can access the system.
Federal Employee Health Benefits(FEHB)
As a new employee, you are eligible to enroll in our Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. This program includes: health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life insurance, long term care, and other benefits. You will have 60 days to enroll in the FEHB program. There are a variety of plans that you may choose from that will best fit you and your family’s needs. After the 60-day window has passed, the only other time an employee is able to enroll is during open season or if a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) has occurred. Please visit the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program website for in-depth information on FEHB, QLEs, and your benefits guide or contact the OCIO HCO.
DOI Federal Credit Union Membership
The option to be a member of the Interior Federal Credit is considered one of the many benefits of being an Interior employee, just as other benefits such as health/vision/dental/life/long-term care insurance, transit subsidy, and thrift savings. The Department of Interior Federal Credit Union (DOIFCU) is a financial cooperative, owned and operated by its members. Members deposit money and that money is distributed to other members in the form of loans. After operating expenses and reserve requirements are met, income is returned to all members in the form of higher share dividends, lower loan rates and other low-cost financial services. To become a member click here.