Work for San Mateo County Parks

San Mateo County Parks' staff bring together diverse backgrounds and knowledge to create great recreational experiences for the public and take care of our county's treasured parklands. We are looking for people who enjoy being outdoors and working with the public. Whether you have a lot of job experience or are just starting out, San Mateo County Parks likely has a position for you.

Park Aides

What’s the best way to learn what working in a park is all about? Become a Park Aide!

Park Aides are seasonal employees (no more than 1040 hours) who work alongside other park staff to provide recreational opportunities to the community and protect our county’s environmental resources. Common duties include facility maintenance, custodial work, basic carpentry, gardening, trail maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, record keeping, interpretation, interacting with park visitors and gatehouse cashiering. 

While it’s helpful to be familiar with the tools used in these jobs, on-job training can be provided; the most important quality you can bring is the desire to serve the public and learn new skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain park experience and start a career.

Learn more about the qualifications and requirements for this position on the San Mateo County jobs website, and click the "Subscribe" button to be notified when this job opportunity is available to apply!

Park Ranger Series

Park Ranger II’s are the starting classification of our Park Ranger series. Park Rangers provide a variety of public services to preserve, protect and enhance the natural, historical, recreational and educational resources of the county; manage trails, picnicking, camping and boating facilities, and education programs; perform general facility maintenance; conduct interpretative and educational programs, assist the public in taking full advantage of the facilities and grounds; and perform related duties as assigned. Staff work in one of two areas: parks or the Coyote Point Marina.

Learn more about the qualifications and requirements for this position on the San Mateo County jobs website, and click the "Subscribe" button to be notified when this job opportunity is available to apply!

Interpretive Specialists & Naturalist Interns

Interpretive Specialists and Naturalist Interns provide support for our Interpretive Program working with the Interpretive Program staff and providing recreational and educational opportunities for the public. These interns assist with creating and scheduling social media content for the department; organize and lead programs for schools and the general public; creating interpretive materials and content for the department, and assist with other duties as needed.

To learn of current and future openings in these positions, email Ranger Katherine Wright, kewright@smcgov.org.

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