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    Arches

    National Park Utah

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Jobs

photo: A ranger leads a tour through the fiery furnance
A ranger leads a tour through the fiery furnance
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Arches employs roughly 50 individuals in both seasonal and permanent positions. These jobs encompass all manner of duties, from interpreters to maintenance workers to biological science technicians. No matter what type of job you're looking for, the following information should help you pursue employment at Arches or elsewhere in the National Park Service.

The Human Resources Office for southeast Utah parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges) can be reached at (435)719-2113 or (435)719-2117.

Permanent Employment

All permanent, federal vacancy announcements are posted at USAJobs, the official job site of the United States Government. Career fields include administration, archeology, biological science, information technology, maintenance, visitor protection and many more. To qualify for permanent positions, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Must currently be a permanent federal employee OR
  • Must have been a permanent/status federal employee OR
  • May apply through an “All Sources/All Qualified” announcement OR
  • May be veterans who are honorably discharged after at least three years of continuous active military service. Check on specific announcement to see if eligible to apply OR
  • Must be eligible for special appointing authorities such as VISTA volunteer, Peace Corps staff or volunteer, disabled veteran, etc.

Seasonal Employment

The National Park Service hires seasonal employees throughout the year. Jobs include park rangers, biological science technicians, park guides, fee collectors and others. All seasonal positions at Arches are posted at USAJobs. Most seasonal appointments are for 1,039 hours (six months).

Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program

The Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program prepares seasonal rangers to perform law enforcement in areas administered by the National Park Service. A successful graduate becomes eligible to receive a Type II law enforcement commission and may then apply for law enforcement positions throughout the agency. For more information, visit the Association of National Park Rangers.

Did You Know?

John Wesley Wolfe

In the late 1800s, John Wesley Wolfe, a disabled Civil War veteran, and his son, Fred, built a homestead in what is now Arches National Park. A weathered log cabin, root cellar, and corral remain as evidence of the primitive ranch they operated for more than 10 years.