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Park and Recreation Specialist

Do you have work experience in recreation and a bachelor’s degree?

This is an excellent way to join the Parks family!

Our Park and Recreation Specialists help meet the outdoor recreational needs of California’s citizens.

Duties include outreach, evaluating grant applications, recreational program planning, environmental and park-planning.

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Park and Recreation Specialist vacancies

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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.

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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.

Have Questions?

Send your questions to 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.

Take a look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions

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