Yosemite National Park hiring Climbing Ranger (Lateral)

Yosemite National Park (CA)
GL-0025-9 Climbing Ranger (Lateral)

Yosemite National Park is seeking qualified candidates interested in a lateral to a permanent, less-than-full-time climbing ranger position.

This offering is open to current Level I or Level II commissioned rangers. Candidates must be able to lead climb at the 5.11 and A2 level. Candidates must also possess an EMT-Basic certification.

Yosemite National Park is a world renowned destination for rock climbers. It is recognized as the birthplace of big wall climbing and is considered one of the finest granite crack climbing areas on the planet. In addition to climbing areas, Yosemite contains a spectacular array of wilderness ecosystems, from rivers to alpine meadows and 13,000 foot peaks.

The person in this position serves as the lead climbing ranger for Yosemite. Major duties include law enforcement, emergency medical services, climbing patrols, supervision of volunteer climbing rangers, and daily oversight of stewardship programs including “Climber Coffee,” “Ask-A-Climber,” and “Climbing Trails.” The ability to provide education and outreach for the climbing community is a key function of this position.  Opportunities exist to participate in Yosemite’s search and rescue and fire programs.

Work will be performed on a 5/4/9 schedule that may include nights, weekends, and holidays. Work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, climbing, hiking, and lifting heavy objects. Work is performed on uneven, steep, rough, slippery, and rugged terrain at high elevations. Housing may be available within the park. Permanent change of station (PCS) moving expenses will be authorized.

Yosemite National Park is located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. A variety of amenities are available in local communities including grocery stores, restaurants, churches, day care centers, and schools. Metropolitan areas including Fresno and Merced are located two hours away.  Additional park information can be found at: www.nps.gov/yose.

For more information regarding this position please contact Wilderness Patrol Supervisor Kristin Kirschner at 209-372-0549.
Please submit the following documents to Cyndi Mattiuzzi in the Yosemite Human Resources Office by the close of business on Monday, March 31st.

  • Resume/application including EMT certification
  • Climbing resume
  • Most recent performance appraisal
  • Personnel Action, SF-50, documenting your competitive service status

Resumes may be faxed or mailed directly to Cyndi at the contact information listed below.  If documents are mailed they must be received in the Human Resources Office by the close of business on Monday, Monday, March 31st.

Send to: Yosemite Human Resources Office, Attn: Cyndi Mattiuzzi, PO Box 279-HR, Mariposa, CA 95338 (phone: 209-379-1806; fax: 209-379-1934; email: [email protected]).