Thank you for your interest in working at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We often have seasonal or part time postions open.  For general inquiries about job opportunities, contact Supervising Ranger Antheney Alegre at or (209) 795-8904.  

To apply for a position, complete the Standard 678 State of California Application


Interpretation is a special form of communication that helps people understand, appreciate, and emotionally connect with the rich natural and cultural heritage preserved in parks.  It is the mission of interpretation in California State Parks to convey messages that initially help visitors value their experience, and ultimately will foster a conservation ethic and promote a dedicated park constituency. 

State Park Interpreter Holding a Cone


STATE PARK INTERPRETER I  (PI) - K-12 Access Program

Based at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold, CA the State Park Interpreter I (PI) will coordinate the K-12 Access program which engages students and teachers in learning about the park. The position includes both front line interpretive work as well as office based duties such as planning, research and development of interpretive projects and programs. Duties include implementation of the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Program, digital media and content development, and delivery of distance learning presentations for the public with a focus on the K-12 community. Additionally, the position will be responsible for working closely with all staff and volunteers in the park to accomplish the tasks necessary to operate, protect, interpret and maintain the park to the highest quality standards. This includes implementing interpretive programs (onsite school visits, Junior Rangers, guided walks, campfire program) with a focus on giant sequoia tree interpretation. The position may serve as a lead for seasonal aides, interns and volunteers.

The State Park Interpreter I will work under the direction of the State Park Interpreter III of the Central Valley District.

  • Starting pay: $26-$32/hr Position capped at 1500 hours per year
  • Final Filing Date: TBD
  • State housing: Not available 

Physical work can include hiking and working outdoors in inclement weather conditions. 

How To Apply: Coming soon

For more information contact

Lillie Oravetz

State Park Interpreter II
Calaveras Big Trees SP
Be sure to read the instructions carefully, fill out completely and sign and date on the front page of the application before using one of the above methods to submit.

Facilities & Maintenance

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Facilities are a key element in the realization of the Department’s mission. Facilities staff play a vital role to help keep State Parks visitors safe and preserve our natural, cultural and historical resources. Campsites, trails, visitor centers, museums, roads, water systems, restrooms are all essential in meeting the demands of protecting resources, educating the public, and enabling recreation.

Staff Painting at the Visitor Center


Entrance Station 

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Park aides and senior park aides provide public information, collect day use fees, register campers, educate visitors, and other duties as assigned. 

California State Park Employees in Parade


Natural Resources 

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California State Parks is the steward of some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With the role of stewardship comes the responsibility to protect and, when necessary, restore and maintain these natural systems of state and national significance.

State Parks Natural Resource Team Member During a Prescribed Burn


Public Safety & Resource Protection 

Information on becoming a Ranger or Lifeguard. 

State Park Peace Officer (SPPO) Rangers and Lifeguards provide not only public safety law enforcement and aquatic rescue services; they also provide public education through interpretation

Forest with Sunlight Coming through the Trees