Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
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.
The information and links on this page assist hiring managers and human resource professionals to understand special hiring authorities, become aware of veteran employment programs, answer veteran hiring/employment questions and develop a network of veteran employment partners. Hiring managers and HR professionals can use these resources to identify and non-competitively hire qualified veterans.
Feds Hire Vets has complied information distinctly for hiring managers and human resources professionals. Information for hiring managers includes: why to hire Veterans, special hiring authorities associated with hiring Veterans and videos supporting Veteran employment. Information for human resources professionals includes: Statues & Regulations, Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) and "Things HR Should Remember."
Department of Veterans Affairs's VetSuccess is an all-inclusive resource for employers. The site includes information about Partners and Small Businesses and information about the Vocational Educational Counseling that could be useful when hiring a veteran who qualifies for that service.
Department of Labor VETS is an extensive resource directory of information for both employers of Veterans. It includes information about USERRA, how to find qualified Veterans and various other programs.
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVER) assist organizations find employment ready, qualified veterans. Developing a network that includes these resources will help you find non-competitive eligible and other veteran candidates. The DVOP/LVER Locator is provided by the National Veterans' Training Institute.The locator is a large database searchable by last name, city, state and zip code.
The Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is a national employment resource for employers. The VR&E resources include On the Job Training Programs that allow employers to hire veterans at apprentice wages and the Non-Paid Work Experience Program. Each state/region has a VR&E Employment Coordinator that can assist hiring managers with placing veterans in intership, non-paid work-experience and career opportunities. Employment Coordinators maintain a high potential candidate pool of veterans and will work with organizations to ensure veterans are being trained to meet local needs.
Federal hiring managers can participate in Operation Warfighter (OWF), a Federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured Service-members. Managers can participate by offering opportunities to transitioning service-members at no cost to the organization. Use this Interactive Map to locate a OWF Regional POC near you.
Americas Heroes at Work is the Department of Labor's toolkit for managers both within the private and public sectors. This toolkit is extensive and it covers the entire process of veteran employment. The information is also helpful in the employment of veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Raising awareness and understanding about PTSD / TBI is important. American Heroes at Work supplies a variety of fact sheets and resources about employment of Veterans with PTSD or TBI.