Employment Opportunities

The National Park Service Office of Public Health employs U.S. Public Health Service officers and civilian staff to deliver the highest quality professional public health services. Current vacancy announcements and position descriptions will be listed below when available. To learn more about PHS officer employment, visit the official Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service website.

Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator (Non-Supervisory)

O-5 Billet (Full Promotion Potential)
Closing Date: November 10, 2022
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator. The position is eligible for a remote duty station and the duty station is negotiable. The Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator is a member of the NPS, Wildland Fire Branch team and works under the direction of the Branch Chief. The incumbent develops specific behavioral health program requirements, objectives, and priorities. Within the broad framework of those guidelines, the incumbent exercises responsibility for actions, decisions, and technical advice provided. Work results are normally accepted as technically sound and reviewed only to assess effectiveness of program performance

Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer (Non-Supervisory)

O-4 Billet (Full Promotion Potential)
Closing Date: November 26, 2022
Program Description:
The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting an Environmental Engineer to fill the position of Regional Environmental Program Manager with a duty station in Omaha, NE. There may be an option to be assigned to a park in one of the following states if the overall operational cost is the same or less than Omaha, NE (ND, SD, MN, NE, KS, AR, MO, IA, IL, IN, OH, MI, WI). This position is in Interior Region 3, 4, and 5, Facilities, Planning & Infrastructure Directorate. The Directorate supports the mission of the NPS through decision-making and assistance to park managers in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their park operations. The incumbent serves as the Environmental Program Manager and serves as the technical advisor and program manager for the Region on all aspects of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and other federal and state environmental regulations. Serves as principal on environmental due diligence for land acquisitions. These actions will involve complex, potentially precedent-setting issues of a technical, policy and programmatic nature. Actions will be prioritized based on the extent to which addressing hazardous substance issues will enhance the conservation and protection of the diverse resources of the NPS. The incumbent also serves as a member of various service-wide and regional oversight committees in order to develop standards, guidelines and policies to be used throughout the NPS. This position will require frequent travel within the region and occasionally outside the region for training, meetings, assistance responsibilities, and emergency response to the release of hazardous materials impacting NPS resources.

Supervisory Envrionmental Health Officer

O-5 Billet (Full Promotion Potential)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description:
The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Supervisory Environmental Health Officer. This position serves as the subject matter expert and principal advisor responsible for developing and coordinating the safety, occupational health, and environmental management programs for the Southern Network of parks (see below). Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.
*The duty station may be in any one of the following parks:

  • Cabrillo National Monument – San Diego, CA
  • Channel Islands National Park – Ventura, CA
  • Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek, CA
  • Great Basin National Park – Baker, NV
  • Joshua Tree National Park – Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area (+ Grand Canyon Parashant NM & Tule Springs Fossil Beds NM) – Boulder City, NV
  • Manzanar National Historic Site – Independence, CA
  • Mojave National Preserve (includes Castle Mountains NM) – Barstow, CA
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area – Calabasas, CA

Staff Nurse-Outpatient Clinic (Non-Supervisory)

O-4 Billet
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Staff Nurse at the Yosemite Medical Clinic (YMC) with a duty station in Yosemite National Park, CA. Organizationally, this position is within Yosemite National Park’s Visitor and Resource Protection Division and reports to the Nurse Manager. Well-qualified officers with the ranks of O-3 and O-4 are encouraged to appy. This position has both clinical and administrative nursing responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the clinic with a wide range of emergency, ambulatory, primary care, public health and occupational health services. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Project Manager/ Civil Engineer (Non-Supervisory)

O-4 Billet
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Program Description: The National Park Service is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Project Manager/Civil Engineer with a duty station in Lakewood, CO, Santa Fe, NM or Phoenix, AZ. This position would be employed within the NPS Regional Office serving Interior Regions 6, 7, and 8 (Intermountain Region) which supports 85 park units located across AZ, CO, MT, NM, OK, TX, UT, and WY. Only applicants in the Engineer Officer category will be considered. The position is responsible for providing professional civil engineering advice and guidance on the planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures and facilities. Incumbent uses knowledge and leadership skills to guide project formulation and development from inception to the completion of projects that are within quality, budget, and schedule commitments. Please visit hyperlinked position title for more information.

Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer (Non-Supervisory)

O-4 Billet
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Program Description: The National Park Service is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer with a duty station in Lakewood, CO, Santa Fe, NM or Phoenix, AZ. This position would be employed within the NPS Regional Office serving Interior Regions 6, 7, and 8 (Intermountain Region) which supports 85 park units located across AZ, CO, MT, NM, OK, TX, UT, and WY. Only applicants in the Engineer Officer category will be considered. The position is responsible for providing professional mechanical engineering advice and guidance on the planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures and facilities. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Last updated: November 3, 2022