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Employment Opportunities

If you are compassionate, motivated, and interested in making a difference, a career with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation may be right for you! We offer generous benefits, paid days off, and opportunities for professional growth.

Positions are available in a variety of settings at locations across the state. Each job posting provides specific information on duties, qualifications, salary, and the application process.

About State Government Employment

Most of the permanent jobs at State Parks are filled by people who have taken and passed Department of Civil Service examinations.

Exams are either written or involve evaluations of the applicant’s education and experience. For a listing of upcoming and continuous recruitment examinations, please visit the Department of Civil Service State ExaminationsLeaving New York State Parks web page.

For information about the hiring process - please see Civil Service FAQsLeaving New York State Parks, or these Civil Service videos:Leaving New York State Parks

Student Internships

Many State Park programs provide Student Internship experiences.

For more information see the New New York Leaders Student Intern ProgramLeaving New York State Parks

Employment for Veterans

OPRHP is deeply grateful to the men and women who served our country in the armed forces, and we are proud to hire our fellow servicemen and women. It is the policy of New York State to hire discharged veterans for temporary appointments and temporary hourly positions within state agencies.

To be eligible, an individual must have served on active duty in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Reserved Components of the Armed Forces of the United States, or in the active military service of the United States as a member of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard or the New York Militia and have been released from service for any such service other than dishonorable discharge after September 11, 2001.

For more information see the Veterans Temporary Hiring ProgramLeaving New York State Parks

Employment for Persons with Disabilities

OPRHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of our organization including our workforce.

We provide equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.

For more information see the Governor's Program to Hire Individuals and Veterans with DisabilitiesLeaving New York State Parks