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National Park Service Employees

Overview

National Park Service (NPS) employees have a wide variety of backgrounds and capabilities and fill a number of different positions. They include law enforcement rangers, interpreters, resource managers, historians, archaeologists, clerical assistants, maintenance workers, and scientists—to name just a few. No matter what their responsibilities, these employees are all dedicated to the mission of the NPS: conserving the natural and cultural resources of America's national parks for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of the present and future generations.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Organized

Social

Career Ladder
Park Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent

Head Park Ranger or Scientist in a NPS Property

Entry-Level NPS Worker

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