NPS Jobs in Yellowstone
The National Park Service's Human Resources Employment Information website provides wide-ranging information relating to job opportunities. Because applying for federal employment is a tricky and precise business it is recommended that you talk with employees already working for the parks in the jobs you find of interest. They can often provide the greatest insight into how to successfully compete for the job you desire. Also visit current Yellowstone Job Vacancies for more information.
Every job in Yellowstone requires contact with park visitors and the ability to answer visitor's basic questions. Yellowstone helps employees to learn both the questions and the answers. A college degree is required for a few of the jobs; it is desirable for some. Law enforcement jobs have specific requirements. Naturalists or Biological Technicians desire a background in natural science, biology or related fields. All positions require the physical and mental ability to perform the repetitive parts of the job. Federal employment also requires employees to be 18 years of age or a high school graduate and at least 16 years of age. Employees must be United States citizens.A note about Clerical Positions:
Qualifications for Park Ranger Positions, GS-025, Grades GS-2, GS-3, GS-4, GS-5, and GS-7
For GS-2: High school diploma or equivalent OR 26 weeks of general experience (see below).
For GS-3: 1 year of education above high school with 6 semester hours of related course work OR 26 weeks of general experience and 13 weeks of specialized experience (see below).
For GS-4: 2 years of education above high school with 12 semester hours of related course work OR 26 weeks of general experience and 26 weeks of specialized experience (see below).
For GS-5: 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work OR 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level.
For GS-7: One full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation or superior academic achievement OR 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 or GS-6 level.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.