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Interpretive Park Rangers Rangers pose with green and Kemp's ridley sea turtle shells that are used in school programs
Interpretive Park Rangers at Padre Island National Seashore pose with green and Kemp's ridley sea turtle shells that are used in educational and interpretive programs.

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Want to be a National Park Ranger or work for the National Park Service? There are a multitude of different career paths to pursue! To view vacancy announcements, including those at Padre Island National Seashore, and for other federal jobs, please go to: USA Jobs

The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selections for positions are on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.

As an employer of the U.S. Government, the National Park Service provides excellent federal benefits for permanent employees. Benefits are limited for temporary employees. Employee salaries are based on General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage System (FWS) ratings. The GS is the basic classification and compensation system for white-collar occupations and the FWS is the basic classification and compensation system for trades and labor occupations in the Federal government. The GS salary schedule is Nationwide, however, the FWS wage rate schedules vary with area.

Current job opportunities, with a full description of all vacancy announcements, may be found on the Office of Personnel Management website.

Groups of occupations are as follows:

  • Administrative and Clerical
  • Information Technology
  • Concessions Management
  • Trades and Crafts
  • Engineering, Design and Facility Management
  • Fee Collection and Dispatch
  • Fire Management
  • Park Ranger (Law Enforcement, Interpretation, Public
  • Affairs, Park Management)
  • Park Guide
  • Safety Management
  • Science and Resource Management

This page has been adapted from the Everglades National Park website.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480

Phone:

(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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