Yosemite National Park hiring seasonal rangers: Here’s how to apply

How to get a job in Yosemite.

How to get a job in Yosemite.


Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 11.13.17

Looking for a change of scenery? How about working in Yosemite? The National Park Service is hiring approximately 300 seasonal rangers in Yosemite National Park for the summer of 2018.

There are positions open in all areas of the park across a wide range of positions, including 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.

In addition to Yosemite, there are seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country.

All open job announcements and detailed position descriptions are posted online at www.usajobs.gov beginning now 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, which is highly recommended.

Make sure to check the website often for latest job announcements.

Easy Day Hikes in Yosemite. 

Trails of interest:

  1. May Lake Trail (YNP)
  2. Mirror Lake Trail (YNP)
  3. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias: Grizzly Giant
  4. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias: Wawona Point
  5. Wawona to Mariposa Grove
  6. Taft Point
  7. Columbia Rock via the Yosemite Falls Trail
  8. Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
  9. Yosemite Falls Trail
  10. Vernal Falls
  11. Vernal Falls Footbridge
  12. Lembert Dome Trail