News Release

National Park Service Begins Recruitment for Thousands of Seasonal Jobs Across the Country

Collage of 5 different NPS employees in various work settings

News Release Date: September 25, 2019

Contact: Regional Office

DENVER -- The National Park Service begins searching for the next generation of employees to preserve and protect the country’s special resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Starting on October 7, 2019, the National Park Service will begin releasing the first of thousands of seasonal summer jobs for 2020 on USAJobs.
For the first time ever, the National Park Service has developed a recruitment schedule tracking its seasonal recruitment timeline across the service. It is recruiting for entry-level summer seasonal park rangers all across the country—from the rugged peaks of Mount Rainier National Park, to the bustling historic streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The National Park Service is also recruiting for a variety of specialized jobs, including archaeologists, biological technicians, and engineers.
“The uncommon men and women of the National Park Service share a common trait: a passion for caring for the nation’s special places and sharing their stories,” said Acting Regional Director Chip Jenkins. “I hope you’ll consider joining us this summer season to experience your America. You can make a difference by bringing your unique perspective to our work.”
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. View employee profiles at for a glimpse at career possibilities.

Last updated: September 25, 2019