No water/restrooms at Paradise - 10/23/14
Due to an issue with the Paradise water tanks, there is no drinkable water and only temporary restrooms at Paradise. Use restrooms at Longmire/Narada Falls instead; drinkable water is available in Longmire. More »
Nisqually to Paradise Delays
Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. More »
High Water & Inclement Weather Create Hazardous River Crossings
Several Wonderland trail bridges on the White River and Carbon River have been washed out by high water. Be advised that some crossings will need to be forded, and in some cases may be impassable while inclement conditions continue. More »
Mount Rainier National Park employs approximately 125 permanent employees. Between May and September, the peak visitation season, up to an additional 175 temporary employees are hired. Temporary positions include laborers, maintenance workers, biological technicians, visitor use assistants who handle fees at entrance station and campgrounds, and park rangers. There are also a limited number of openings for clerical staff and trades and crafts professionals. United States citizenship is required for all positions.
All positions are announced through USAJOBS, a nationwide federal announcement system operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
PLEASE NOTE: The park does not have authority to accept applications for positions at all times. Applications can be accepted only in response to a specific vacancy announcement.
Types of Employment
Other Employment Opportunities within the Park
Volunteer Opportunities at Mount Rainier
Did You Know?
For many years, the Paradise Ice Caves were a popular attraction at Mount Rainier. Until the 1980s, visitors could explore passages within the Paradise Glacier which had formed due to seasonal melting of the ice. By the early 1990s, climate change had melted away the last traces of the caves. More...