Fort Pulaski hosted a National Park Service recruitment fair on Wednesday, February 1st. Parks belonging to Southeast Region’s Atlantic Coast Cluster were invited to participate.
The primary objective of this event was to expose the public to the array of careers offered by the National Park Service. The event was designed to incorporate the objectives of the National Park Service’s Report of Accomplishments in Equal Opportunity and Diversity.
This free event introduced attendees to the varied job opportunities available with the Service. Staff from NPS sites in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina accepted resumes, conducted interviews, and discussed job opportunities in their parks. Representatives from the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Center were also available to discuss how to become commissioned NPS rangers.
Because the event focused solely on the National Park Service, it was possible to provide informative presentations on the agency’s mission, guiding principles, and the overall process of becoming employed with the Service. The presentations provided a brief, yet detailed depiction of the NPS.
In addition to offering an excellent opportunity to proactively recruit new employees, the event also garnered positive media attention, promoted the National Park Service as a vital part of the community, and served as a networking tool for the NPS employees in attendance.