ESP Program BSEE

The Experienced Services Program (ESP)

In 2018, the Department of the Interior was authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018: Public Law 115-141, Section 115 to enter into cooperative agreements with nonprofit organizations to utilize the talents of older workers (ages 55+) to fill workforce gaps, accomplish unexpected or non-routine projects, prevent skill attrition, and mentor newer employees.  The work can be part- or full-time, short- or long-term, consistent or intermittent, project-focused or fulfilling a specific organizational function. The jobs can be of any nature – professional, technical, operational, administrative.

To start your own Experienced Services Program at your park or office, contact:

We will consult with you on the best way to get experienced workers working for you.


About Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

The mission of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. 


BSEE is led by an appointed director who oversees a staff of about 850 federal employees. Headquartered in Washington D.C., national policy is set by BSEE’s six divisions, primarily in Sterling, Virginia, and implementation of policies occurs through three regional offices: Anchorage, Camarillo, California, and New Orleans, with its five Gulf Coast district offices.


BSEE also manages an office in Houston, near many offshore energy industry headquarters, and Ohmsett, in New Jersey, to provide the bureau and the energy industry with innovative solutions that lessen the impacts of oil spills. BSEE regulates the offshore energy industry by promoting safety, protecting the environment, and conserving resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).