Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | April 22, 2022

Like to work at the State Park?

Palomar Mountain State Park has openings available for Park Aides (Entrance Station Personnel) and Maintenance Aides during the summer months. 

Positions available at Palomar Mountain State Park!

Seasonal Park Aide

Park Aides perform routine public contact work, staff park entrance stations, provide information to the public, keep facilities clean, and drive light vehicles.

Park Aide positions are limited to 189 days per calendar year. The position accrues vacation leave credits, sick leave credits, and has a deferred compensation savings plan. 

Nights, weekends, and holiday shifts should be expected, as this is when the parks are at their busiest.

Experience is not necessary; however, cash handling and customer service skills are desirable – and of course you’ll need to love the outdoors! Pay ranges from $15.68 to $17.95 an hour.

Rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage, Palomar Mountain State Park is a living legacy that’s been preserved and passed down for all Californians to enjoy. Why not consider being a part of this legacy, and help people discover it, enjoy it, and make it a part of their lives? Apply today! For more information and to apply visit:

Contact Ranger Supervisor at or (619) 985-4449

Seasonal Maintenance Aide

Maintenance Aide positions are entry level positions with potential for advancement. Maintenance experience is preferred. Housing may be available.

Earn while you learn about exciting career opportunities with California State Parks. Minimum qualifications include: willingness to accept and benefit from training, follow simple directions and work cooperatively with others, perform sustained physical work, and use appropriate tools, supplies, and equipment. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. Safe driving record and the willingness to conform to departmental uniform requirements are essential. 

Please inquire at our Kiosk (Entrance Station)

or call Shay McGhee at (760) 574-6539

Resumes or State of California Employment Application (STD 678) may be submitted by mail to: California State Parks, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004. For additional information please contact (760) 767-4037. Applications may also be acquired from the State Personnel website at: or at any State Park office.

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