Now Recruiting Banner

Live the Parks Life

Current Opportunities
Featured Positions

Communications Operator image (female)

Become a guardian of the parks and public in this rewarding and challenging career.

Communications Operator

Communications Operators use modern Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) technology to answer calls for service to assist the public, log incidents, and dispatch field units to emergencies.

Take the Communications Operator Exam hosted by CalFire to Live the Parks Life!

Apply by September 20, 2019

Communications Operator Exam (CalFire)
Supplemental Questionnaire
Parks Communication Operator Career

Guide I, Historical Monuments

Historical Monument Guides conduct public tours through historical monuments and explain the historical significance.

Take the Guide I, Historical Guide Exam and help protect California’s historical resources.

You can create displays or exhibits in places like Hearst Castle!

Guide I, Historical Monument Exam (Spot)

Herst Castle Image for guide exam posting

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.

How to get a job image

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.

Have Questions?

Need our help? Contact the Workforce Planning and Recruitment Office at

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

Stay Connected

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!