http://www.parks.ca.gov

California State Parks

State Parks Lifeguard

June 2017 - September 2019 • Hesperia, CA

What I liked

Working outdoors

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Keeps your eyes on the prize.
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Park Aide

May - September 2019 • San Clemente, CA

What I liked

Great people to work with, friendly and helpful park rangers

What I wish was different

Some upper level employees were sticklers for the rules and didn't allow for exceptions

Advice

be open and helpful when helping customers
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Student Assistant

February - August 2018 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

I loved the hands on experience and working closely with scientists

What I wish was different

I wish that when I moved, I would have been able to ‘transfer’ offices. That didn’t exist for the parks office near the school I’m attending now.

Advice

Apply like crazy! Apply, apply, apply! No matter the odds, of you meet the minimum requirements and have multiple of the desired qualifications you have a shot! I applied to state agencies for a long time before landing this one. Don’t get discouraged.
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Park Aid

May - August 2018 • Garberville, CA

What I liked

Being in Nature

What I wish was different

Wasn't so isolated

Advice

Be ready to make new friends and be isolated.
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Beach Lifeguard

June 2015 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I liked being outside for the majority of my day.

What I wish was different

Advice

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State parks lifeguard

July - September 2018 • Huntington Beach, CA

What I liked

I like driving meet all my coworkers

What I wish was different

Advice

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