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Have you ever wanted to work in the great outdoors? As surprising as it may sound, hiring season for the National Park Service, US Forest Service and other land management agencies opens in the fall for summer positions the following year. It can be challenging to navigate this process with longer than 1-page resumes, early job announcement times, and online assessments. Learn to build a competitive resume, search the perfect job, alternate hiring authorities that you qualify for, and more. We invite you to join a federal lands resume and hiring workshop and break into the outdoors as your new workplace. The 2023 date for this program will be announced in early June.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument employs approximately 40 individuals in both seasonal and permanent positions. These jobs encompass all manner of duties, including interpreters, park guides, custodians, laborers, and scientists on our resource management team. No matter what type of job you're looking for, the following information should help you pursue employment at Timpanogos Cave, or elsewhere in the National Park Service.

Permanent Employment

All permanent, federal vacancy announcements are posted on, the official job site of the United States Government. Career fields include administration, archeology, biological science, information technology, maintenance, visitor protection, and many more. To qualify for permanent positions, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Must currently be a permanent federal employee OR
  • Must have been a permanent/status federal employee OR
  • May apply through an "All Sources/All Qualified" announcement OR
  • May be veterans who are honorably discharged after at least three years of continuous active military service. Check on specific announcement to see if eligible to apply OR
  • Must be eligible for special appointing authorities such as VISTA volunteer, Peace Corps staff or volunteer, disabled veteran, etc.

Seasonal Employment

The National Park Service hires seasonal employees throughout the year. Jobs include park rangers, biological science technicians, park guides, fee collectors, and others. Because the cave is open May - October, seasonal positions also fill that same time period. These seasonal positions are advertised (open for applications) well in advance of the upcoming season, usually in the winter months. Watch to see when applications are being accepted.

Last updated: March 13, 2023

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2038 W. Alpine Loop Road
American Fork, UT 84003



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