More than 500 Jobs Available at California's National Parks

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News Release Date: December 13, 2016

Contact: Kate Kuykendall, 805-370-2343

Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

Los Angeles, CA – If you ever dreamed of working for the National Park Service, now is the time, with more than 500 seasonal job openings available for the summer of 2017, in over fifteen parks across the state of California. 

These openings include a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station fee collectors, archaeologists, motor vehicle operators, carpenters, and more. Many jobs range in pay from $14 to $20 an hour.

The jobs are available at national park sites throughout California, including iconic locations like Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Jobs in the greater Los Angeles area include about 20 positions at Channel Islands National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. 

“What better way to spend a summer than getting paid to work and live in a national park,” stated Pacific West Regional Director Laura Joss. “Seasonal jobs are a great way to get your start with the National Park Service, whether you are beginning your career or looking for a change.” 

Applications must be submitted on the website USAJobs.gov. Positions can be easily searched for by entering “National Park Service” in the keywords field and “California” in the location field. It is recommended that applicants create a profile on the website in advance, to save time once the hiring process begins.

Specific application timelines vary depending on the position, and some are open for only a short period. Those interested in finding out more information about a specific position are encouraged to contact the national park hosting the job.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 413 national parks, and they work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. 

Learn more about the National Park Service, at www.nps.gov.

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Last updated: December 14, 2016

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