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We are now hiring a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to join our executive team at California State Parks.

As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), you’ll oversee California State Parks Information Technology (IT). This includes IT Project and Portfolio Management, Network and Client Services, and Web and Application Development. Explore this exciting opportunity today!

Apply: Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Salary: $10,831 - $12,903 (monthly)

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The Park Landscape Maintenance Technician assessment is now available!

If you have experience in planting trees, flowers, and ground cover in public parks, large private estates, institutions, commercial nursery landscaping, or have experience in highway landscape maintenance work, then apply to take this assessment today.

Park Landscape Maintenance Technician Assessment

Salary: $3,792 - $4,773 (monthly)

Apply by April 4!

Explore our exciting career opportunities within our Facilities and Park Maintenance Division!

The Guide I, Historical Monument assessment is now available. If you have one year of experience in presenting to groups and equivalent to graduation from the twelve grade, apply to take this assessment today!

Guide I, Historical Monument

Salary: $3,857 - $4,826 (monthly)

Apply for the Guide I, Historical Monument Assessment by April 15!

If you have experience as a Senior State Archeologist, State Historian III, or experience in the implementation of cultural resource management, planning and protection programs, apply to take the Supervisor, Cultural Resources Program assessment.

Supervisor, Cultural Resources Program Assessment

Salary: $8,012 - $9,959 (monthly)

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join our leadership team in our California State Parks Cultural Resources Division!

Apply by April 24!

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!!

The Laborer Assessment has been released!

Our Laborers work on park restoration projects and help keep our parks safe and operational for all to enjoy. If you're interested in working outdoors and making a difference, apply for this exciting opportunity. The file-in-person locations and dates can be found in the assessment bulletin below.

Laborer Assessment
Salary: $3,412 - $3,905 (monthly)

Apply today!

Explore our exciting career opportunities within our Facilities and Park Maintenance Division!

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)
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