California State Parks offer 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.

Check our "Jobs" page for open exams for the following classifications (job titles).
(Click on each classification title (below) to find salary and job description information.)

Administrative Classifications

Educational and Interpretive Classifications

Facilities Classifications

About Facilities Classifications

Facilities are a key element in the realization of the Department’s mission. Facilities staff play a vital role to help keep State Parks visitors safe and preserve our natural, cultural and historical resources. Campsites, trails, visitor centers, museums, roads, water systems, restrooms are all essential in meeting the demands of protecting resources, educating the public, and enabling recreation.

The Department of Parks and Recreation provides maintenance services at all 280 state parks throughout the state!

Through a career in facilities and maintenance, staff help develop, maintain and restore:Parks worker fixing sign

  • Buildings
  • Grounds
  • Roads/Parking
  • Miscellaneous Structures
  • Water Systems
  • Trails

Positions in Facilities and Maintenance

Consider a career in maintaining the largest park system in the nation!Parks worker welding

California State Parks hires for the following classifications:

  • Aquatic Pest Control Technician, Specialist or Program manager
  • Equipment Engineer Manager, Supervisor, or Senior
  • Mechanical Engineer Technician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Park Landscape Maintenance Technician
  • Landscape Architect
  • Groundskeeper, Groundskeeper Lead or Supervisor
  • Museum Custodian
  • Integrated Waste Management Specialist
  • Park Maintenance Aide (Seasonal)
  • Park Maintenance Assistant, Chief or Worker I
  • State Park Equipment Operator
  • Water and Sewage Plant Operator
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Restoration Worker Specialist, Architect, or Supervisor
  • Skilled Laborer

And much more!

Compensation & BenefitsParks worker inspecting differential


Health, Vision and Dental!

Salary! (Ranges depend on the classification)

Veteran’s Preference Benefits!

Take an Exam to become eligible!

Parks worker using voltmeterCurrent exams in the Facilities and Maintenance field include:


Minimum Qualificationsbulldozer and dumptruck

Requirements depend on classification. Typically a valid California driver’s license is needed.

Review the minimum qualifications for each classification to see if you qualify.


Resource Protection Classifications

Recreation Classifications

Public Safety Classifications