Partners

There are many ways to get involved with the programs of the Resource Stewardship and Science directorate including:

Internships
Employment - seasonal, term, and permanent
Research opportunities - including the Scientists in Parks program
Volunteer positions

Internships

Cultural Resource Programs - Multiple

Annually - hires individuals through a NCPE (National Council for Preservation Education) agreement to serve as interns for programs including: Archeology, Anthropology, Cultural Landscapes, Historic Architecture, History, and Museum Resources. Summer positions (beginning May to July and ending September to October) are typically posted on https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ in January. Academic year positions (beginning January and ending in April) are typically posted on https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ in September.

Invasive Plant Management program

Annually - hires individuals to serve on field crews managing invasive plants from spring through early fall. Positions are typically posted on USAJobs.gov in winter (January-March). Internships are also offered for similar positions through Conservation Legacy.

Inventory & Monitoring

Annually - hires individuals to serve on field crews monitoring forest vegetation from late spring through early fall and stream water quality year round. Positions are typically posted on USAJobs.gov in winter (December - February).

Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance

Annually - hires individuals to serve as interns on a variety of project topics involving natural and cultural resources in national parks of the National Capital Region. Internships may run over the summer or through the year.
Current Job Opportunities

This list includes all park and program jobs open to the public in the Washington, DC area with typical natural and cultural resource position codes (i.e. 0401-Biologist, 1301-Physical Scientist, 0808-Historic Architect, etc.)

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for job listings and employment information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS; clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on that site. Learn more about working for the National Park Service.

Open Period:
November 27, 2023 - May 03, 2024
Salary:
$37,696.00 - $60,703.00 / PA
Position Info:
Not provided. See the job summary.  
Series and Grade:
GS - 0404 - 5/7  
Who May Apply:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Open to the public
Location(s):
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Luray, Virginia
Job Summary
Positions are TEMPORARY seasonal not to exceed 1039 hours work in a service year. Vacancies at multiple park locations.
Open Period:
December 18, 2023 - April 26, 2024
Salary:
$18.06 - $20.14 / PH
Position Info:
Not provided. See the job summary.  
Series and Grade:
GS - 0404 - 5/6  
Who May Apply:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Open to the public
Location:
Luray, Virginia
Job Summary
Positions are TEMPORARY seasonal not to exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year. This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in this announcement. The first cut-off date for referral is 11:59 pm (EST), December 31, 2023.
Open Period:
December 04, 2023 - May 03, 2024
Salary:
$18.06 - $18.06 / PH
Position Info:
Not provided. See the job summary.  
Series and Grade:
GS - 0404 - 5  
Who May Apply:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Open to the public
Location:
Berlin, Maryland
Job Summary
Positions are TEMPORARY, not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year. These positions focus on Plants. This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The first cut-off date is 11:59 pm (est), 12/22/2023.
Open Period:
December 07, 2023 - May 03, 2024
Salary:
$18.06 - $20.14 / PH
Position Info:
Not provided. See the job summary.  
Series and Grade:
GS - 0404 - 5/6  
Who May Apply:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Open to the public
Location:
Berlin, Maryland
Job Summary
Positions are TEMPORARY, not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year. These positions are focused on Wildlife. This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The first cut-off date is 11:59 pm (est), 12/22/2023.
Open Period:
February 20, 2024 - March 04, 2024
Salary:
$99,200.00 - $128,956.00 / PA
Position Info:
Not provided. See the job summary.  
Series and Grade:
GS - 0801 - 12  
Who May Apply:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Open to the public
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Summary
Position is located in National Capital Parks-East and provides professional engineering/architectural advice and guidance. Term position with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Open to the first 75 applicants or until 03/04/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
Open Period:
February 21, 2024 - March 04, 2024
Salary:
$68,405.00 - $88,926.00 / PA
Position Info:
Not provided. See the job summary.  
Series and Grade:
GS - 0807 - 9  
Who May Apply:
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Open to the public
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Summary
The incumbent serves as a Landscape Architect for National Mall and Memorial Parks in the landscape architecture profession with advance training in the principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques of preserving and developing cultural landscapes. This position is not eligible for remote work. Open to the first 100 applicants or until 03/04/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

To view more NPS job opportunities, go to USAJOBS.

Last updated: August 15, 2023