Big South Fork NRRA and Obed WSR Now Recruiting for Summer Seasonal Positions

Oneida, TN (2017-12-26) Big South National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River have several seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018 in all areas of the parks.  In addition, there are seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country.

The parks will be filling a wide variety of positions, including recreation aids (lifeguards), visitor use assistants, park guides, park rangers (protection), tractor operators, engineering equipment operator, maintenance workers (trails and buildings and utilities), and biological science technicians (plants and wildlife).  The jobs range in pay from $11-$22 an hour.  Duty stations will include Oneida, Huntsville, Rugby, Crossville, Wartburg, and Oak Ridge in Tennessee, and Stearns, in Kentucky.

All open job announcements and detailed position descriptions are posted online at beginning now through the end of January 2018.  To see information on all available positions in the two parks, search for “National Park Service” and “Big South Fork” or “Obed.”  You may also search using the zip code for specific locations.  Each job announcement will be posted for up to 5 business days.

All applications must be submitted through  Applicants may create a profile on the website in advance to save time once the hiring process begins, which is highly recommended.  No hard-copy or email application packages will be accepted.

Big South Fork NRRA and Obed WSR welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds across our nation.  The federal government offers unique hiring paths (also known as a hiring authority) to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society.  If you fall under one of these groups of people, you may be eligible to receive preference when applying for jobs.

All candidates interested in working at Big South Fork NRRA or Obed WSR in the summer 2018 are encouraged to frequently visit to view the latest job announcements.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 413 national park sites and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

For more information on the vacancies within the parks, please call Christy Strand at (423) 569-2404, extension 234.