Federal News Radio continues to highlight unorthodox ways that some feds spend their days with a visit to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
As Animal Keeper for Great Cats and Bears at the National Zoo, Kristen Clark has some \'wild\' days. But she says caring for the animals takes a combination of scientific inquiry and respect. She also reveals that her lion pride might see some new members come this fall.
Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS\'s Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.
Field technology officers must fix hardware and software no matter the hazard, even if it\'s hundreds of feet up on a tower or on a snow covered mountain top. Employees need to be physically fit and technically skilled to perform the duties. CBP counts on these employees to keep the systems working to monitor and protect the borders.
Michael Arnold does his cool federal job from a bicycle. That\'s because he\'s an officer with the FBI Police Mountain Bike Patrol Team, which he says gives him a special opportunity to interact with the public.
Terry McCaffrey oversees every element of new stamps USPS releases.
All this week, in our special week-long series, \"Cool Jobs in Government, \" Federal News Radio uncovers and highlights some of the most interesting and unorthodox ways feds spend their days. This afternoon, we meet Kitty Nicholson of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Federal employees have some pretty cool jobs. Check them out!
Chris Harris is a dolphin trainer with the U.S. Navy. The Navy uses dolphins\' natural sonar to help it locate underwater objects, such as sea mines.
Since 1981 an estimated 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide.
If you are a sticker for time then your in luck.
Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department\'s newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.
Peter Wilhelm has developed and deployed 95 satellites, pioneering significant advances from lunar exploration to GPS to global weather forecasting. We talk with the Director of the Naval Center for Space Technology about his work.
If you have traveled out West, you have an idea of the vastness of parts of this country. Two Sammies nominees tell us how they\'ve managed to close the gap -- literally.