• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Jobs

Join the Team!

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is staffed by a diverse and enthusiastic team of permanent, seasonal, intern, and volunteer workers.

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General Information
The National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and protection of our nation's outstanding natural, cultural, historical, and recreational areas since its establishment in 1916. The management of these areas requires a dedicated work force that is hired through various methods. These are the primary method that positions are filled at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.


 
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Office of Personnel Management
Currently, there are over 390 areas within the National Park System, with over 15,000 permanent and 5,000 thousand temporary and seasonal employees hired through the Office of Personnel Management. The types of jobs available within the National Park Service are as diverse as the parks themselves. This information will help you get started on your career with the National Park Service.

Groups of occupations are as follows:

  • Administrative and Clerical
  • Information Technology
  • Concessions Management
  • Engineering, Design and Facility Management
  • Fee Collection and Dispatch
  • Fire Management
  • Park Ranger (Law Enforcement, Interpretation, Public Affairs, Park Management)
  • Park Guide
  • Safety Management
  • Science and Resource Management
  • Trades and Crafts

All National Park Service jobs, both permanent and temporary, are announced on the USAJOBS website.


 
Student Conservation Association

Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) offers positions in many park areas. While not a salaried position, you will receive compensation in the form of a stipend, moving expenses or mileage reimbursement and a monetary award which can be used for paying off old school loans or paying for additional classes. To learn more, visit the Student Conservation Association's website, or call (603) 543-1700.


 
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Youth Conservation Corps
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for young women and men, from all segments of society, who work, learn and earn together by doing projects on public land. Since 1971, the YCC has operated as a work-earn-learn program for youth ages 15 through 18. The program is administered by the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service. Youth are provided an opportunity to increase their self-esteem and learn self discipline. They learn work ethics and relate with peers and supervisors. At the same time, this experience helps to build lasting cultural bridges between youth from various social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Learn more about the YCC at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.


Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.