Seasonal/Temporary Jobs and Internships

Now Hiring for Seasonal Jobs, Apply March 4-6, 2019

CRGNSA is hiring for 3 seasonal jobs: Bio Tech, Forestry Tech & Park Ranger. You must apply at, March 4-6. It’s a very small application window so get your online profile set up at usajobs today.

  • Bio Tech: TEMP-GS-0404-05-Biological Science Technician (Natural Resource), Hood River, OR
  • Forestry Tech: TEMP-GS-0462-04-Forestry Technician (Recreation), Hood River, OR
  • Park Ranger: TEMP-GS-0025-04-Park Ranger, Stevenson, WA

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Types of Temporary jobs:

Recreation Jobs

Here's the typical mix of recreation positions we hire each year for our peak summer recreation season: 

Maintenance Mechanic helps maintain recreation plumbing, mechanical, structural, electrical and grounds facilities. Work is in all weather and terrain conditions. The incumbent will be a strong team member with a diversity of trade skills.

Developed Recreation Technicians provide vital support for our developed recreation sites, cleaning facilities, mowing and weed-whacking, collecting recreation fees, and performing other small maintenance projects (painting, restroom upkeep, posting signs). Must work weekends and wear a Forest Service uniform daily. 

Trail Crew Members maintain our trails, working in all types of weather conditions, and hiking up to 15 miles per day. Periodically, they may camp overnight. Applicants should be able to operate a variety of hand, electric and gas-powered tools. Duty station is Cascade Locks. 

Field Rangers enhance visitor experience and connect people to the land. Duties include customer service, visitor education, routine trail and site maintenance, and emergency incident response. Must work weekends and wear a Forest Service uniform daily. Duty stations include Multnomah Falls and Hood River in Oregon and Stevenson, Washington. 

River Ranger enhances user river experience by patrolling river corridors and initiating public contacts in the field. Additional duties include communication with outfitter guides to ensure compliance with guiding permits, assist agency law enforcement and provide visitor education. Applicants must have well-developed river floating skills including navigation, rescue and safety. Duty station is Hood River.

Natural Resource Jobs

Biological Science Technician helps the Scenic Area's Natural Resources and Planning team. Duties are primarily field work such as wildlife surveys, riparian and road assessments, stream temperature monitoring, and planting and watering at restoration sites with some office work and data organizational duties. 

Customer Service Jobs

Customer Service Representative positions support our visitor services at our front desk and administrative team.

Firefighting Jobs

Seasonal jobs in wildland firefighting at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are tough jobs usually performed in primitive, backcountry conditions. Visit our Wildland Firefighting Program page for details about working as a wildland firefighter.