National Park Service Careers
The United States was the first country in the world to set aside public lands to be used as parks. Congress created the National Park Service nearly one hundred years ago in 1916 to care for these parks, and many dedicated people work for the National Park Service to ensure that the public can continue to enjoy and appreciate these national treasures.
Our mission, as set out by Congress is “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” (the Organic Act, August 25,1916)
Did You Know?
Monocacy National Battlefield was created by an act of Congress in 1934, but did not open to the public until 1991. More...