The National Park Service Is One of the Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government, a New Survey Suggests

April 20, 2023

For a lot of outdoorsy Americans, working for the National Park Service—whether as a ranger, an administrator, or one of their witty social media managers—is the dream. But according to a newly-released survey from the Partnership for Public Service, the national parks might not be a dream job for applicants who value quality engagement and job satisfaction.

According to survey results, national parks ranked 371 out of 432 government agencies in 2022 – or in the bottom 15 percentile. Those numbers were essentially flat compared to 2021 and 2020 survey results. Backpacker