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    Taking Care Of Baby Pandas, And 11 Other Fed Jobs You Didn’t Know Were Cool

    Brought to you just in time for Labor Day weekend by the Federal-Postal Coalition

    1. NOAA Hurricane hunters

    These federal employees fly into the eye of a hurricane to collect intel that helps predict the intensity and direction of storms.

    Goose & Maverick? Is that you?

    2. Money-Makers

    Ok, so this isn’t exactly how it works, but we appreciate the folks who devote their careers to the responsible printing/creation of our currency.

    Dolla dolla bills, y'all.

    3. US Patent Attorneys

    If we were the first ones to lay eyes on the newest iPad plans, we’d be going crazy too!

    Fortunately for everyone, there are brilliant federal employees who take these gadgets from patent to pawprint.

    4. Federal Veterinarians

    Their office mate is a panda.

    Need we say more...?

    5. Sasha Obama's secret service agent

    Bonus: playtime with Bo & Sunny?

    6. USAID

    USAID, or “The U.S. Agency for International Development” works to help communities around the world through economic, developmental and humanitarian support.

    In the words of Ron Burgundy, they're "kind of a big deal."

    7. Weather Meteorologists

    They know what's happening in your neck of the woods.

    (even before Al Roker)

    8. Federal Defenders

    Think Law & Order: Federal Defenders Unit. That's way cooler than Stabler & Benson.

    Well, at least we think so.

    9. National Park Rangers

    They protect America's wildlife and natural treasures for the next generation. Oh, and keep these little rascals in line.

    Awww (obligatory bear gif)

    10. Foreign Service Officers


    They go to Uzbek so you don’t have to. But really, these feds serve in almost every country on earth on short rotations, and their jobs are their lives.

    Yeah, you're welcome.

    11. Postmaster General

    The person who makes sure your snail mail gets to grandma in time for her birthday, and gets to oversee the USPS Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee. (Yep, that exists.)

    See? look how happy you made her!