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The State Park Interpreter I, II, and III assessments have been re-released and are available online. Our State Park Interpreters develop interactive educational programs and teach the rich histories of California. Learn more about our California State Parks Interpretive programs!

Take the online assessments:

State Park Interpreter I
Pay: $4,383 - $5,488 (monthly)

State Park Interpreter II
Pay: $5,028 - $6,296 (monthly)

State Park Interpreter III
Pay: $6,248 - $7,763 (monthly)

View our current interpretive openings!!

Did you know you could get paid to work in the great outdoors and teach others about California’s beautiful State Parks?

Interpreters play an essential role in making visitors feel welcome and sharing knowledge through fun activities and educational programming!

With multiple positions available statewide, view current State Park Interpreter Openings and apply today!

Learn more about Interpretation and Education Careers.

Our California State Parks Communication Operators are emergency dispatchers that monitor emergency communications systems, answer calls for service, log incidents, and dispatch field units to emergencies.

Apply to take the Communications Operator assessment today and begin your parks career in this exciting and rewarding opportunity!

Communications Operator Assessment

Salary: $4,090 - $6,373 (monthly)

Learn more about the exciting career opportunities as a Communications Operator!

Passionate about protecting California’s natural and cultural resources through forest stewardship? Desire meaningful work?

Make a difference as part of a growing, enthusiastic team focused on increasing wildfire resilience through conservation forestry, prescribed burning, structure hardening, ecosystem restoration, and more!

Forestry Job Openings

Positions statewide include:

  • Forestry Aides
  • Forestry Technicians
  • Forestry Assistants
  • Forester I, II
  • Internships

Questions? Connect with our Natural Resources Team.

Join the Parks Family

California State Parks employs numerous part-time positions for seasonal work. 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

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The Park and Recreation Specialist Series assessments are now available and online! From creating new outdoor parks in California communities to leading outdoor recreation programs, the opportunities are endless.

From entry-level to management, explore our Park and Recreation Series Assessments today!

Park and Recreation Specialist
Salary: $3,448 - $6,434 (month)

Associate Park and Recreation Specialist
Salary: $6,061 - $7,587 (month)

Staff Park and Recreation Specialist
Salary: $6,882 - $8,587 (month)

Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Salary: $8,341 - $9,472 (month)
Full supervisory


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