State Park Peace Officer Cadet
You can start your journey in a rewarding and exciting career as a State Park Peace Officer Cadet!
This is an entry and training level for a law enforcement career with California State Parks.
Areas of responsibility include:
• Law enforcement and public safety
• Natural and cultural resource protection
• Education, interpretation and program management
Applications accepted now through
June 17, 2020.
Official STD 678 application form
Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
State Park Peace Officer Cadet Selection Process
Official Exam Bulletin (SPPO Cadet – Ranger)
Official Exam Bulletin (SPPO Cadet – Lifeguard)
Frequently Asked Questions
Free Webinar Series!
Ready to jump-start you career at California State Parks? The Recruitment Team invites you to attend FREE online information sessions.
Every Tuesday in May!
Dates: May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register for each:
Week 1: The State Park Peace Officer Cadet Academy – How to Apply and What to Expect
Week 2: How to Get a Job at California State Parks – An Application Overview
Week 3: Your Cal Careers Account and Applying for Exams
Week 4: Ask Us Anything / Frequently Asked Questions
Park Facility & Maintenance Opportunities
California State Park’s facility and maintenance staff play a vital role in ensuring visitor safety and preservation of the natural, cultural and historical resources of California.
With so many opportunities available throughout the state, consider a career in maintaining the largest park system in the nation!
State Historian I, Exam
If you have a passion for history, this is an exam for you! Perform historical and cultural research for California State Parks as a State Historian I.
Apply to take the examination today!
Apply by May 26th!
California State Parks employs numerous seasonal workers. No examination is needed to apply for seasonal work - apply today!
- Park Aides
- Maintenance Aides
- Seasonal Lifeguards
- Seasonal Clerks
- Archaeological Aides
- Forestry Aides
- Environmental Services Interns
- Park Interpretive Specialists
- Guide Trainees
- Student and Graduate Assistants
Under the Accounting Services section, there are many entry-level to journey level positions available!
From Account Trainee to Accounting Officer with supervisory responsibilities, there are many opportunities to make an impact at California State Parks!
Check-out the Associate Administrative Analyst (Accounting Systems). AAAs perform financial tracking for state park projects in Fi$CAL and can make up to $6737 per month.
Explore opportunities in Accounting and take the exam to begin your career.