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!
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.
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.
Send your questions to the Workforce Planning and Recruitment Office Recruiting@Parks.ca.gov
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
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!