Live the Parks Life
Are you looking for a career that lets you live out your passion? With a Department committed to fostering inclusivity, promoting health, and preserving California’s precious resources, you came to the right place. Navigate your future by taking the first steps toward your new career today.
We welcome you to join the Parks family!
Start your dream career today at California State Parks! The Recruitment Team invites you to attend FREE online information sessions.
The State Park Equipment Operator Exam – How to Apply and What to Expect
Date: Friday, August 21st
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hiring Exams and Career Classifications
Date: Wednesday, August 26th
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Keep an eye out for our future webinars by joining our
Parks Jobs Mailing List!
California State Parks employs numerous seasonal workers. No examination is needed to apply for seasonal work - apply today!
- Park Aides
- Maintenance Aides
- Seasonal Lifeguards
- Seasonal Clerks
- Archaeological Aides
- Forestry Aides
- Environmental Services Interns
- Park Interpretive Specialists
- Guide Trainees
- Student and Graduate Assistants
View Seasonal Openings
More Information on Seasonal Opportunities
Contact a Recruiter
Under the Accounting Services section, there are many entry-level to journey level positions available!
From Account Trainee to Accounting Officer with supervisory responsibilities, there are many opportunities to make an impact at California State Parks!
Check-out the Associate Administrative Analyst (Accounting Systems). AAAs perform financial tracking for state park projects in Fi$CAL and can make up to $6737 per month.
Explore opportunities in Accounting and take the exam to begin your career.
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How to start...
Are you ready to make a difference and begin your Parks career?
It’s as easy as One – Two –Three
Most jobs require List Eligibility. To ensure you are eligible for hire, take an exam.
1) Create a CalCareers online account and look for a job exam that interests you.
2) Take the exam - You will be placed on a hiring list.
3) You are now List Eligible! You can apply for jobs.
In an effort to hire a workforce reflective of California’s diverse population, California State Parks is committed to ensuring equal access, connecting job seekers to opportunities through fair hiring and employment practices.
Parks Career Options
California State Parks employees enjoy high job satisfaction and the freedom to develop their fullest potential.
With so many career options available, you can choose your path to success in Interpretation and Education, Recreation, Law Enforcement, Cultural or Natural Resources, Administration, Operations, Facility Maintenance, and much more.
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Why Work for Parks?
The connections you make here will last a lifetime.
Whether your interest is in preserving California’s rich cultural history, its natural resources, or providing access to all, you can accomplish it at Parks with the support of a diverse network committed to your success.
Send your questions to the Workforce Planning and Recruitment Office Recruiting@Parks.ca.gov
The WPRO is happy to help you with starting the State Civil Service process, tips for completing your application, next steps in your Parks career, or any other questions.
Take a look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions
You will learn about the latest Park job opportunities and find out where the next recruitment event will be.
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