Student Employment

Ranger in front of giant tree
A park ranger prepares to give a talk at the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree on Earth.

National Park Service/Rick Cain

 

Student Pathways Program

We are very interested in hiring college students for each summer season! In order to qualify for employment, a student must:

  • be a citizen of the United States to obtain a federal job at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks or any National Park Service site. Non-federal jobs may be available in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with the Sequoia Parks Conservancy or commercial operations like hotels, restaurants, etc.
  • be currently enrolled on a full-time or half-time basis in an accredited institution of higher learning and must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average.

Anyone interested in summer employment may apply via USAJOBS. Please refer to the following website for information on the new Pathways Program for students and recent graduates. http://www.opm.gov/hiringreform/pathways/

Types of Summer Employment Positions

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Summer Employment

Benefits of Summer Employment

Positions traditionally filled under the Pathways Program include:

  • Park Guide
  • Visitor Use Assistant
  • Trail Laborer
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Forestry Aid (Wildland Firefighter)
  • Custodial Worker
  • Biological Science Aid
  • Office Clerk

If you have questions about working for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, send us an email or call (559) 565-3753 or (559) 565-3754.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls on weekdays from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.

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