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DOI jobs

DOI jobs
« on: February 25, 2008, 02:19:13 PM »
Not sure if i should be asking this question here or the transfers, but whatever...

Currently top 1/3 at a tier 2 in NY, and I'm wondering what my best shot at possibly getting a Dept. of the Interior job when I graduate would be...I don't know about how competitive positions like this are, but I do know that they are mostly based in the Northwest/oregon...
Anyway,does it make sense for me to stay in NY?
If so should I try to transfer up, and with my rank is that even possible?
Or does it make more sense for me to lateral transfer or possibly transfer up to somewhere in the northwest?
Does anyone have any insight to getting into the DOI jobs?

Re: DOI jobs
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 08:21:58 AM »
The general rule with the fed gov is that they look for grades over school rank. Obviously, it's never bad to go to Yale Law, or to go to school in the area you're looking to practice in. But your best bet is just getting the best grades you can. Not real helpful advice, I know, but there really is not magic trick with DOI or other agencies. Hiring is competitive and highly random, but good grades and lots of work experience are just about the best you can do.