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!
State Park Peace Officer Cadets
(Rangers and Lifeguards)
The State Park Peace Officer Cadet Classification is the entry and training level for men and women interested in a law enforcement career. The position is one of public service that can make a difference every day.
Application Deadline Extended! Apply by June 17, 2019
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.
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.
Explore Parks Careers
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.
Take a look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions
Need our help? Contact the Workforce Planning and Recruitment Office
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.
You will learn about the latest Park job opportunities and find out where the next recruitment event will be.
Join us at an event near you!