Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's greatest resource is its people. To help employees have a challenging career while balancing their work and family life, we offer comprehensive, competitive and flexible benefits.
Quality of Life
Holidays: 10 paid holidays a year
Vacation: 2 1/2 weeks of annual leave per year, to start
Sick time: 2 1/2 weeks of sick leave per year, to start
Family and medical leave
Paid military, jury and bereavement leaves
Note: Unused annual leave can be accumulated and carried over from year to year, for a maximum of 6 weeks "banked" annual leave. Unused sick leave is carried over from year to year, with no maximum.
Medical Care: The federal government offers numerous medical insurance options, including (but not limited to) preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) covering employees and eligible dependents.
Dental: Many health plan options offer dental coverage.
Vision: Many health plan options offer vision coverage.
On-site Health Units: Some departmental locations have health care units on-site.
The federal government offers numerous group life insurance policy options covering employees and eligible dependents.
The current federal retirement system is one of the premier retirement programs in the country. This flexible, portable system features three retirement components: a retirement pension; a thrift-savings plan (employee controlled investment program); and social security.
Employee Assistance Program
Career Development Program
Quality of Life
Alternate work schedule options
Child care facilities (at some locations)
Employee Assistance Program (employee counseling)
Relocation program (for placement in some positions)
Fitness center (at some locations)
Education assistance: On-the-job and formal training, as well as tuition assistance/reimbursement
Educational seminars and cultural events (at some locations)
Free or paid parking (at most locations)
Full-service cafeteria and snack bars (at some locations)
Library (at Main Interior Building, Washington DC)
ATM machines (at Main Interior Building, Washington DC)
Mail service center (at Main Interior Building, Washington DC)
Dry cleaner (at Main Interior Building, Washington DC)
Convenience store (at Main Interior Building, Washington DC)
Recreation Association (at Main Interior Building, Washington DC)