The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission employs approximately 500 full-time workers and 350 non-permanent workers in locations across the state. Types of jobs vary widely, from park rangers and aides to engineering, planning, construction and clerical positions. Each one plays an important role in the operation, maintenance, improvement and protection of Washington's cherished state parks.

How To Search for Job Openings:

  1. Search by category, location or keyword.
  2. Click on the job title to view the job posting, benefits overview and supplemental questions.
  3. When you're ready to begin the application process, click on the green "Apply" button on the job posting. Note any required attachments, such as cover letter or resume.

Need Help Applying?

  • Call the State Parks Human Resources office at (360) 902-8565 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
  • Go online and click on the "Help" tab.
  • For questions about the position, contact the manager listed at the bottom of the posting.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial, and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 902-8565 or via emailing Human Resources, or the Washington Telecommunication Relay Service at (800) 833-6388.

Diversity Policy Statement

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment - one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The commission makes this commitment because:

  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens

The commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities near parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington.

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