Many of our park interns at the college level are hired through Public Land Corps non-profit groups. The purpose of Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is "to preserve outstanding Pliocene paleontological resources, to serve as a center for furthering scientific research, and to broaden public understanding of the science of paleontology and the significance of the Hagerman fossil record." Interns with a science background, especially paleontology or geology, often work with the park through the Geoscientist-in-the-Parks program. Another internship program to consider would be the Student Conservation Association (SCA), many of our public contact interns are hired through the SCA program.
High School Students
High school students, age 15 to 18, are most often hired through the Youth Conservation Corps. The United States Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer youth employment program. YCC programs are generally 8 to 10 weeks and members are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. The YCC opportunities at Hagerman Fossil Beds are non-residential programs which provide paid daytime work activities with members who commute to the Federal unit daily. Work crews through the Idaho Conservation Corps are also assembled from time to time for specific projects generally 5 weeks in length.
Summer Seasonal Jobs
Funding permitting, Hagerman Fossil Beds does hire summer workers. The jobs are advertised on USAjobs and the application period is open for an established time many months before summer (between October and February usually). We post all seasonal vacancies on USAjobs. Search "National Park Service" and select "Temporary" in the Work Type field. Currently open positions should be noted at the bottom of this page as well.
Permanent Full-Time Jobs
Please realize that the staff at Hagerman Fossil Beds is a small one and includes many staff members who are shared with other parks or park regions. In 2017 the number of staff assigned to Hagerman Fossil Beds exclusively, and full-time year-round, is two: the park paleontologist and the chief of visitor services. The park superintendent, chief of integrated resources, chief of maintenance, and education specialist positions are shared between Hagerman Fossil Beds and Minidoka National Historic Site. Our budget, information technology/computer, and personnel/administrative positions are shared in a regional consortium. Hagerman Fossil Beds does not have a law enforcement postion, law enforcement is done through cooperative agreement with local authorities or through a regional NPS group. If there are any vacancies you will see them listed on USAjobs. Currently open positions should be noted at the bottom of this page as well.
Current Job Opportunities
Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on USAJOBS.