Live the Parks Life
Are you looking for a career that lets you live out your passion? With a Department committed to fostering inclusivity, promoting health, and preserving California’s precious resources, you came to the right place. Navigate your future by taking the first steps toward your new career today.
We welcome you to join the Parks family!
State Park Interpreter I EXAM
The State Park Interpreter I helps plan, research and develop the Department’s interpretive projects and may train others to do interpretive work.
The minimum qualifications include graduation from college with a major in interpretation, social sciences, natural sciences, communications or a closely related field, plus one year of related experience in research and development of historical or natural resource interpretive programs.
Take the Examination
Become an Aquatic Pest Control Technician and be a steward of California State Park’s natural resources.
Aquatic Pest Control Technician EXAM,
Department of Boating and Waterways
The Aquatic Pest Control Technician works to reduce the impact of invasive species by implementation of aquatic weed control programs.
Plan ahead - take the Aquatic Pest Control Technician examination now and prepare for future vacancies!
Apply by January 31, 2020
Take the Examination
View Minimum Qualifications
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST VACANCIES
Become an Environmental Scientist and a steward for California State Park’s natural resources!
Plan and implement habitat maintenance and restoration projects.
Help gather data on natural resource management issues and serve as a subject matter expert to answer questions from the public.
Find Environmental Scientists Vacancies
Environmental Scientist Exam
How to start...
Are you ready to make a difference and begin your Parks career?
It’s as easy as One – Two –Three
Most jobs require List Eligibility. To ensure you are eligible for hire, take an exam.
1) Create a CalCareers online account and look for a job exam that interests you.
2) Take the exam - You will be placed on a hiring list.
3) You are now List Eligible! You can apply for jobs.
California State Parks is an equal opportunity employer
Parks Career Options
California State Parks employees enjoy high job satisfaction and the freedom to develop their fullest potential.
With so many career options available, you can choose your path to success in Interpretation and Education, Recreation, Law Enforcement, Cultural or Natural Resources, Administration, Operations, Facility Maintenance, and much more.
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Why Work for Parks?
The connections you make here will last a lifetime.
Whether your interest is in preserving California’s rich cultural history, its natural resources, or providing access to all, you can accomplish it at Parks with the support of a diverse network committed to your success.
Send your questions to the Workforce Planning and Recruitment Office Recruiting@Parks.ca.gov
The WPRO is happy to help you with starting the State Civil Service process, tips for completing your application, next steps in your Parks career, or any other questions.
Take a look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions
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