• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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A park ranger and lifeguard talk about water conditions while standing on the guard tower.

Seasonal lifeguards are hired for spring and summer months.

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The Seashore employs personnel in a diverse range of occupations: management; technical and professional administrative (personnel, budget and fiscal, contracting and procurement, property); clerical support; park rangers in law enforcement and interpretation; lifeguards; natural and cultural resources (biological sciences, natural, cultural and exhibit specialists); trades and crafts (maintenance workers, motor vehicle operators, carpenters, electricians, small craft operators, welders, laborers, painters etc.). A variety of levels of expertise are found in our jobs. Positions are located in Florida and Mississippi and may be permanent and/or seasonal. Lifeguards and also Fee Collectors.

If interested in becoming a member of this dynamic team, look for our job vacancy announcements and how to apply information on the internet at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov.

You may contact us in writing Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 or by telephone at (850) 934-2611. The National Park Service and Gulf Islands National Seashore are equal opportunity employers and selections for positions are made on the basis of merit, fitness and specific qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age*, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factor.

* Exception: there are minimum and maximum entry age requirements for both law enforcement and fire program positions.

Did You Know?

The arches at Fort Massachusetts are made of red and tan bricks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.