Yosemite National Park seeks 300 
hires for summer

Yosemite National Park has announced about 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018, with positions open in all areas of the park.

Open positions include backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial services, forestry technicians, utility systems operators, administrative assistants, traffic control rangers, and more. The jobs range in pay from $16 to $22 an hour.

All open job announcements and detailed position descriptions are posted online at www.usajobs.gov through the end of January 2018. To see information on all available positions in Yosemite, search for “National Park Service” and “Yosemite National Park.” Each job announcement will be posted for up to 5 business days. Some positions do have application limits ranging from 50 to 100 applicants.

All applications must be submitted through www.usajobs.gov. Applicants may create a profile on the website in advance to save time once the hiring process begins.

An uncommon background may be a plus.

“The federal government offers unique hiring paths — also known as a hiring authority — to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society,” said Jamie Richards of the National Park Service. “If you fall under one of these groups of people you may be eligible to receive preference when applying for jobs.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the nation’s 413 national park sites.