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 Equipment Operator Exam – Now Available!
California State Parks has extended the application deadline for the State Park Equipment Operator Exam!
From developing new recreation areas to restoring our parks, our State Park Equipment Operators are essential to keeping visitors safe, preserving our precious resources, and keeping our state parks operational for all to enjoy year-round. Apply for the State Park Equipment Operator exam by August 30!
Our team is more than happy to assist you with the exam process, so please reach out to us with any questions regarding the State Park Equipment Operator exam at email@example.com.
Learn more about our Facilities and Maintenance Division.
Do you have a passion for the Environment? Explore our current Environmental Scientist opportunities and learn how you can make your passion for the environment your dream job at California State Parks!
Gain valuable hands-on experience working under a Senior Environmental Scientist as an Environmental Services Intern. Explore our exciting Environmental Services Openings today!
Seasonal Positions Available Statewide
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California State Parks employs numerous part-time positions for seasonal work. No examination is needed to apply for seasonal work - apply today!
- Park Aides
- Maintenance Aides
- Seasonal Lifeguards
- Seasonal Clerks
- Archaeological Aides
- Forestry Aides
- Environmental Services Interns
- Park Interpretive Specialists
- Guide Trainees
- Student and Graduate Assistants
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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.
In an effort to hire a workforce reflective of California’s diverse population, California State Parks is committed to ensuring equal access, connecting job seekers to opportunities through fair hiring and employment practices.
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.
You will learn about the latest Park job opportunities and find out where the next recruitment event will be.
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