The National Park Service seeks students, professionals, and other qualified individuals from numerous academic disciplines and trades for a wide variety of internship, seasonal and permanent positions available nation-wide. We encourage all interested and qualified persons to apply for jobs. We want a workforce that reflects the diversity of America. You must be a United States citizen to be eligible for consideration for employment. Certain jobs may also have age and physical qualifications. Generally, you must be at least 18 years of age. The National Park Service fills all positions in accord with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations. Normally, a person seeking an initial appointment to a permanent position must gain eligibility on an appropriate OPM register.
How Jobs Are Filled
Federal agencies fill jobs in several ways. Not all jobs are open to external applicants. Agencies can: promote an employee; hire an employee who wants to transfer from another agency; reinstate a former Federal employee; or request the names of applicants from an OPM register.
If you are pursuing your first Federal Government position, the best source of information is the job announcement. It will explain what the job duties are, what experience or education is necessary to qualify, the pay, and where to send your application. For more help with your application, visit USAJOBS, the Federal Government's one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information, or call 1-478-757-3000 or TDD 1-478-744-2299.
Any Current Vacancies?
Check the links below to check on any current job vacancies:
Current USAJobs Vacancies for Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park Volunteers
Big Bend National Park also depends on dedicated volunteers to perform many duties throughout the year. Whether manning our visitor centers and campgrounds or patrolling our backcountry trails, volunteers protect our valuable resources and help visitors enjoy the wonders of Big Bend National Park. Learn more about joining the park team as a volunteer (VIP) at Big Bend
Last updated: April 3, 2023