Great People, Great Parks, Great Careers

California State Parks offers careers in many disciplines such as park operations, maintenance, resource management, interpretation, as well as, park planning and design. We are proud of our commitment to develop the fullest potential in our employees and provide leadership development to prepare employees for the challenges of the future.

Why work for Parks?

We like what we do and our job satisfaction is high. We're making a difference by helping to preserve the precious resources in our state parks for everyone to enjoy. Whether you work in the areas of education and interpretation, recreation and resource management, or facility maintenance, you can be assured of a worthwhile career filled with great memories.

What do you want to do next..

We're looking for people ready to make a difference and face the challenging and rewarding things you get to do at State Parks.

Let's get started

How to get  a Job Careers at Parks
How to get a job at Parks Careers at Parks

To be hired, you go through the State Civil Service examination and hiring process. To begin, apply for and take an exam to earn a place on the eligibility (hiring) list for the classification (job title) that interests you. Once on a classification's eligiblity list, you are eligible to apply for vacancies.

California State Parks employees learn daily whether about botany, geology, history, archaeology, administration, resource management, or all the wonders of California's diverse environment. In addition, frequent in-house training and development courses help ensure upward mobility and success at California State Parks.

Career Opportunity Bulletin

  COB - July 18, 2014

Exam Bulletins

  State Park Equipment Operator 

Job Vacancies & Exams

 Current Vacancies
 Exams (Dept Parks & Rec)

Notice: If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.

California State Parks
Exam Unit

Office Location:
1416 9th Street, Room 1018
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mail Applications To:
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento CA 94296-0001

*Please do not submit applications outside the open filing period for an exam.  Such applications cannot be held and will be destroyed.

Information and Jobs Line

Toll-Free: 800-777-0369
Personnel: 916-653-6644