Public Servants are the Backbone of Interior

The Department of the Interior was voted #9 on the best places to work in the federal government because of the amazing public servants who dedicate their lives to our mission. Our employees help tackle complex problems that face our nation and local communities.

We recognize the critical role that our employees play in how the United States stewards its public lands and waters, increases environmental protections, pursues environmental justice and honors our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes. Over 60,000 public servants work across 11 Bureaus and offices in over 2,400 operating locations in approximately 300 types of occupations. Check out some of our employees hard at work contributing to the Department’s priorities:

Addressing the Drought Crisis

Hydrologist looking over railing at interior of Hoover Dam

Bureau of Reclamation / Tim Dewar Photo

We rely on the Department’s hydrologists, planners, biologists, researchers, civil engineering technicians and many more to help support farmers, Tribes, and communities impacted by ongoing water shortages in the West.

Increasing Outdoor Access

Person in construction vest and hard hat looking out towards landscape.

Bureau of Reclamation Photo

Our employees in the fields of architecture, engineering, maintenance and construction help make improvements to infrastructure and increase opportunities for everyone to experience the beauty of our shared public lands and waters.

Tackling the Climate Crisis

Scientist studying volcano from a cliff ledge.

U.S. Geological Survey Photo

Scientists from many disciplines, including geology and ecology, research the growing challenges of the climate crisis and the impacts it poses to our health and quality of life, the economy and the natural systems that support us.

Investing in America’s Infrastructure

Firefighter looks out at burning brush.

The Department is dedicated to restoring critical habitats, addressing the drought crisis, assisting with wildland fire management, and helping communities prepare for extreme weather events. Our land management agencies collectively include over 15,000 firefighters who help improve critical infrastructure and respond to wildland fires.

Visit to learn how to join our dedicated and inspiring team.