New River Gorge National River employs a variety of professional, administrative, technical, clerical, and trade employees. The park workforce consists of about 60 permanent and 35 seasonal employees. Necessary qualifications and wages vary with the type of position and skill required. Employment opportunities are posted: www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Applicants must apply to a specific job announcement.
Generic applications to any available vacancy are not accepted.
Applicants must submit an application and all other requested information prior to the closing date of the announcement.
There is no maintained list of available applicants in the form of a standing register.
Only United States citizens may be considered for National Park Service positions.
All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, or national origin.
Permanent employment with the National Park Service requires specific education or work experience. All job announcements are posted at www.usajobs.opm.gov.
The park usually hires several seasonal positions each year in the following positions:
To Apply: Call (304) 465-2634 to obtain an information packet and application.
Send completed application and cover letter with information on availability, three references, and specific interest in a position to:
See the NPS website at www.volunteer.gov/gov/ for more information.
2017 Summer Internships
New River Gorge National River will be hiring six interns this summer through American Conservation Experience (ACE). Most positions will start in mid May and run through mid August. Positions all come with shared housing provided and a $250/week stipend. Interns are also eligible for an educational award of $1538 at the end of a successful season, and service is creditable towards earning non-compete hiring status for federal positions. Positions will run for 12 weeks and interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week.