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The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is an organization of dedicated and extraordinary people; people who are building parks and providing recreational opportunities that make the incredible quality of life we enjoy in Idaho and where the spirit and beauty of Idaho is preserved and available to all. 
 
How to Apply

Applying for a job with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is easy. The Idaho Department of Human Resources allows you to apply online or download the application and exam from the DHR website and mail the information to us at: 

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Human Resources
P O Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0065
 
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation participates in the E-Verify program an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

Many parks are hiring a seasonal park interpreters!

Take a look at these job descriptions to learn more:

Bruneau Dunes

Lucky Peak

Ponderosa

Land of the Yankee Fork

Round Lake

Castle Rocks

Dworshak

Apply for any of these positions using the link below to our online seasonal employment application.

Become a seasonal employee!

Why spend the summer indoors when you can work outside in a beautiful state park?  Idaho State Parks offers a variety of seasonal employment opportunities. Click here for more information and to apply for seasonal employment opportunities.What kinds of work do seasonal employees perform?

  • Building and ground maintenance
  • Public Relations
  • Retail
  • Clerical
  • Interpretive 
  • Resource management
  • Marine assistance

Volunteer!

Spread your wings in some of the Idaho's most spectacular places! Volunteer at an Idaho State Park with an old growth forest, a trout-filled stream or a pristine mountain lake.  How about helping maintain trails, teach boating safety, or work at a visitor center?  As part of our team, volunteers provide essential services with a personal touch. You can make visitors' experiences more enjoyable and complete. Your volunteer efforts help preserve Idaho's natural treasures for generations to come.


If interested in any of the following positions, please click here for application. Can be filled out online or printed and dropped off at the park. 

Ponderosa State Park

Job Title: Part time kiosk/entrance station

Hourly wage: $11.00

Hours per week: 20

Shift: 12pm-4pm

Description: You will be working around vehicles Greeting customers and checking in reservations. Giving directions to different locations within the park. Handling money and operating an entrance gate.

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Job Title: Visitation and Entrance Station

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours per week: 40

Shift: 12pm-9pm

Description: You will be working around vehicles Greeting customers and checking in reservations. Giving directions to different locations within the park. Handling money, answering phones, and operating an entrance gate. Selling retail, general cleaning of public bathrooms, and cleaning of office space.

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Job Title: Seasonal Park Maintenance Working

Pay rate: $11.00

Work Hours: 40 per week

Housing included: Yes

Description: Building and grounds maintenance, daily cleaning of public restrooms, washing windows, and scrubbing floors. Collecting, disposing of garbage and litter; minor repair of facilities and equipment; lawn mowing, trimming, and irrigation.

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Job Title: Cabin Cleaning Position

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours per week: 40

Shift: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: Basic housekeeping duties including vacuuming, dusting, mopping, surface cleaning, kitchen and bathroom details, general cleaning of appliances, changing dirty linens for clean ones, making beds, making sure all assigned areas of the cabin are clean, neat, and tidy

Additional Details
Company: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation – McCAll
Location: 1920 N. Davis Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638
Position Type: Part Time – House Keeping
Salary: $11.00 per hour to start
Shift: Days 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Experience: None
Education: N/A
Driver’s License: Yes
Min Age: 16


Lake Cascade

Job Title: Maintenance Park Aide

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours Per Week: 40

Shift: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: Lake Cascade State Park is seeking motivated individuals to assist in daily cleaning of public rest rooms, washing windows, and scrubbing floors; collecting and disposing of garbage and litter; minor repair of facilities and equipment; lawn mowing, trimming and irrigation; dock maintenance; and operating a variety of equipment. Individual should be able to follow written and oral instructions, perform moderately heavy labor, work under adverse weather conditions, and deal appropriately and tactfully with others.

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Job Title: Office Assistant

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours Per Week: 40

Shift: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: The park is looking for an energetic, multi-task oriented person to assist with office duties consisting of park data entry on reservation computers; work with Microsoft Office applications and specialized software; reconcile money and deposits; assist with phone and radio calls; greeting visitors; maintaining park publication inventory and displays; responding to information requests from management, staff and visitors; and providing information in person, via email, phone, and fax. Office assistant are required to do general cleaning of visitor center and office facilities; daily cleaning of public rest rooms; and grounds maintenance when needed.

For more information visit us at 100 Kelly’s Parkway in Cascade, call (208) 382-6544, visit our website to fill out an application at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov, or mail an application to P.O. Box 709 Cascade, ID 83611

If interested in any of the above positions, please click here for application. Can be filled out online or printed and dropped off at the park. 
 

 

 

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is an organization of dedicated and extraordinary people; people who are building parks and providing recreational opportunities that make the incredible quality of life we enjoy in Idaho and where the spirit and beauty of Idaho is preserved and available to all. 
 
How to Apply

Applying for a job with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is easy. The Idaho Department of Human Resources allows you to apply online or download the application and exam from the DHR website and mail the information to us at: 

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Human Resources
P O Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0065
 
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation participates in the E-Verify program an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

Many parks are hiring a seasonal park interpreters!

Take a look at these job descriptions to learn more:

Bruneau Dunes

Lucky Peak

Ponderosa

Land of the Yankee Fork

Round Lake

Castle Rocks

Dworshak

Apply for any of these positions using the link below to our online seasonal employment application.

Become a seasonal employee!

Why spend the summer indoors when you can work outside in a beautiful state park?  Idaho State Parks offers a variety of seasonal employment opportunities. Click here for more information and to apply for seasonal employment opportunities.What kinds of work do seasonal employees perform?

  • Building and ground maintenance
  • Public Relations
  • Retail
  • Clerical
  • Interpretive 
  • Resource management
  • Marine assistance

Volunteer!

Spread your wings in some of the Idaho's most spectacular places! Volunteer at an Idaho State Park with an old growth forest, a trout-filled stream or a pristine mountain lake.  How about helping maintain trails, teach boating safety, or work at a visitor center?  As part of our team, volunteers provide essential services with a personal touch. You can make visitors' experiences more enjoyable and complete. Your volunteer efforts help preserve Idaho's natural treasures for generations to come.

If interested in any of the following positions, please click here for application. Can be filled out online or printed and dropped off at the park. 

Ponderosa State Park

Job Title: Part time kiosk/entrance station

Hourly wage: $11.00

Hours per week: 20

Shift: 12pm-4pm

Description: You will be working around vehicles Greeting customers and checking in reservations. Giving directions to different locations within the park. Handling money and operating an entrance gate.

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Job Title: Visitation and Entrance Station

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours per week: 40

Shift: 12pm-9pm

Description: You will be working around vehicles Greeting customers and checking in reservations. Giving directions to different locations within the park. Handling money, answering phones, and operating an entrance gate. Selling retail, general cleaning of public bathrooms, and cleaning of office space.

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Job Title: Seasonal Park Maintenance Working

Pay rate: $11.00

Work Hours: 40 per week

Housing included: Yes

Description: Building and grounds maintenance, daily cleaning of public restrooms, washing windows, and scrubbing floors. Collecting, disposing of garbage and litter; minor repair of facilities and equipment; lawn mowing, trimming, and irrigation.

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Job Title: Cabin Cleaning Position

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours per week: 40

Shift: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: Basic housekeeping duties including vacuuming, dusting, mopping, surface cleaning, kitchen and bathroom details, general cleaning of appliances, changing dirty linens for clean ones, making beds, making sure all assigned areas of the cabin are clean, neat, and tidy

Additional Details
Company: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation – McCAll
Location: 1920 N. Davis Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638
Position Type: Part Time – House Keeping
Salary: $11.00 per hour to start
Shift: Days 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Experience: None
Education: N/A
Driver’s License: Yes
Min Age: 16


Lake Cascade

Job Title: Maintenance Park Aide

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours Per Week: 40

Shift: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: Lake Cascade State Park is seeking motivated individuals to assist in daily cleaning of public rest rooms, washing windows, and scrubbing floors; collecting and disposing of garbage and litter; minor repair of facilities and equipment; lawn mowing, trimming and irrigation; dock maintenance; and operating a variety of equipment. Individual should be able to follow written and oral instructions, perform moderately heavy labor, work under adverse weather conditions, and deal appropriately and tactfully with others.

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Job Title: Office Assistant

Hourly Wage: $11.00

Hours Per Week: 40

Shift: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: The park is looking for an energetic, multi-task oriented person to assist with office duties consisting of park data entry on reservation computers; work with Microsoft Office applications and specialized software; reconcile money and deposits; assist with phone and radio calls; greeting visitors; maintaining park publication inventory and displays; responding to information requests from management, staff and visitors; and providing information in person, via email, phone, and fax. Office assistant are required to do general cleaning of visitor center and office facilities; daily cleaning of public rest rooms; and grounds maintenance when needed.

For more information visit us at 100 Kelly’s Parkway in Cascade, call (208) 382-6544, visit our website to fill out an application at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov, or mail an application to P.O. Box 709 Cascade, ID 83611

If interested in any of the above positions, please click here for application. Can be filled out online or printed and dropped off at the park.