- DNR Job Vacancy
Listing of careers with the Department of Natural Resources including full-time positions with the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division.
- DNR Career Academy
A one week summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors to learn the skills to work for the Department of Natural Resources. Applications open Nov. 1 – Nov. 30.
- Careers with the State of Georgia and Georgia Department of Labor Listing
Listings of jobs with Georgia state agencies, Georgia cities and counties, and the federal government.
- Part Time Positions
Listing of part-time and seasonal positions available in 59 state parks and historic sites across the state of Georgia. Check for vacancies at your local park or historic site!
- Interpretive Ranger and Naturalist Positions
- Manager In Training Program (MIT)
- Volunteer at Georgia State Parks
Information, tools and links to help you get involved in the Georgia State Parks volunteer program.
Part-Time/Permanent Northern Resource Management Technician
The Resource Management Assistant position will assist the Northern Resource Manager in job duties which may include Prescribe fire planning and assisting, helping with state managed deer hunts, exotic plant removal, Hemlock Wooly Adelgid treatments, hazardous tree removal, and native habitat restoration on state parks. This position is part-time, year round.
The GIS/Boundary Technician assists the State Parks Surveyor in researching property deeds at county courthouses, pieces together the park boundary using CAD software, assists in finding the corners of the property boundary out in the field, and helps paint and hang signs on the boundary line.
Full-Time Seasonal State Parks Resource Crew
There will be four positions available from December – May of each calendar year. Pay is $12.50/hr. The resource crew will assist the Northern and Southern Resource Managers with prescribe fire, fire line prep, exotic plant removal, possibly assisting in habitat enhancement projects (building fish attractors, planting native plants, collection of native plant seed), trail maintenance, and storm clean-up.
Part-Time/Permanent Southern Resource Management Technician
The Resource Management Technician position will assist the Southern Resource Manager in duties that may include but are not limited to prescribed fire planning and application, exotic plant removal, hazardous tree removal, storm damage work, and native habitat restoration on state parks. This position is part-time, year-round with a strict limit of 29 hours a week. Must have a valid Georgia Class C driver's license. The area of work primarily consists of state parks located south of the I-20 corridor.
Position will report to Hard Labor Creek State Park located near Rutledge, GA.
Full-Time Interpretive Ranger positions are posted on the DNR Job Vacancy Announcement. Please check the Announcement link frequently for the most recent postings.
Each spring/summer Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites hires seasonal and part-time interpreters to conduct interpretive programs and recreational activities for park visitors. A seasonal interpreter's responsibilities include leading hikes or tours, conducting nature programs and campfire programs, leading games and other recreational activities and conducting a Junior Ranger Day Camp for children.
Part-time interpreters conduct interpretive programs and recreational programs as well as planning and coordinating special events and working with visiting school groups. Part-time positions are year-round with fewer work hours during the winter months.
All new interpreters are required to attend a three-day orientation. Lodging and meals are provided at the three-day training.
The pay rate for seasonal and part-time interpretive staff is $9–$10/hour. Some sites have free housing available at the park—refer to the availability chart.
A completed college degree is not required. Areas of study that would be most appropriate include Outdoor Recreation and Interpretation, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Biology/Ecology, History or other related field. Previous experience in a related field is desired or experience in public relations, customer service and public speaking. Applicants must have strong communication skills and be able to work independently.
Please email Valarie Ikhwan at Valarie.Ikhwan@dnr.ga.gov with any questions.
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites set up this program to recruit college students for internships, leading to full-time employment with one of the best state park systems in the country.
The internship opportunity offered by PRHS is designed to cover the total operations of a state park, including visitor services, maintenance, programming, safety and security, and internal administration. In serving as an intern with PRHS, the individual will be, in effect, a representative of PRHS just as a fulltime employed associate. At parks with large staffs, interns will see that associates are often assigned specific areas of responsibility and at parks with smaller staffs; interns will see that associates are more likely to be cross trained and responsible for a variety of areas. While all parks operate under the same administrative procedures, the actual onsite operations vary greatly. Parks include various attributes that may be natural, recreational, cultural, and/or historical.
Intern Expectations and Qualifications
- Junior or Senior year of BS degree.
- Provide a syllabus or letter from school to outline.
- Requires 40-hour work week for 168 days; or, 29-hour work week for 3 months. The number of hours is dependent on the availability at the site and the student.
- Meet standards of conduct as a representative of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
- Open, engaging, communicative candidates.
- Enjoy the natural environment and customer service.
Upon receipt, Intern Applications are sent to the four Region Offices in the state park system where they are reviewed and considered for placement if there is a vacancy. Applicants will only be contacted if there is a vacancy and if they are considered for an interview.
Applicants should also consider applying for part-time positions filled at the Park/Historic site level as well by visiting a Georgia State Park or Historic Site and applying in-person for any part-time positions that may be available at the Park/Historic Site level.
Individuals that are interested in an un-paid internship in order to meet an academic requirement should complete the Intern Acknowledgement Form and submit the form to the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Human Resources Coordinator using the contact information at the bottom of this page.
The Manager-In-Training opportunity offered by the Parks and Historic Sites Division (PHSD) is designed to cover the total operations of a state park or historic site, including visitor services, maintenance, programming, safety and security, and internal administration. The MIT will be a representative of PHSD just as any other full-time employee. Parks and historic sites include various attributes that may be natural, recreational, cultural, and/or historical.
Manager-In-Training positions are full-time positions that may be assigned to these or other hosting locations (A.H. Stephens, Black Rock Mountain, Cloudland Canyon, Stephen C. Foster, Tugaloo, and Vogel) and are subject to move to any site in the state based on the Division’s needs. The full-time MIT positions work 40 hours per week, allowing individuals to gain needed experience and knowledge more quickly than a part-time position.
MIT Expectations and Qualifications
- Completion of a BS in natural sciences, resource management, recreation, history, or business administration OR completion of an AS degree with six months park/historic site experience
- 40-hours per week, 1-year term
- Meet standards of conduct as a representative of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
- Open, engaging, communicative candidates
- Enjoy the natural environment and customer service
- Paid $28,420.42/year with benefits, 1-year term
- Eligible to competitively apply for open management positions upon completion of the MIT program
Graduates interested in the MIT program will need to complete a state application as well as a letter of interest in the program and submit electronically to Kim Feagler via email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for future opportunities. Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed and considered if there is a vacancy. Applicants will only be contacted if there is a vacancy and if they are considered for an interview.
Applicants should consider applying for full-time positions that are posted on the DNR Job Vacancy Announcement. Please check the Announcement link frequently for the most recent postings. Applicants should also consider applying for part-time positions filled at the Park/Historic site level as well by visiting a Georgia State Park or Historic Site and applying in-person for any part-time positions that may be available at the Park/Historic Site level.
Seasonal Interpreter and Part-Time Naturalist Positions:
Valarie Ikhwan, Chief Naturalist
Careers with Georgia State Park and Historic Sites:
Londa Moates, Parks Division Human Resource Generalist