Goblin Valley State Park

Volunteer & Seasonal Employment

Seasonal Park Ranger Aide (Goblin Valley State Park)

Opening date:  December 19, 2023
Closing date: When filled
Salary: $14.00 per hour
Location: 18630 Goblin Valley Road Green River Utah 84525
Time frame: Seasons vary from 6-9 months starting in March or early April.
Positions available: 4 positions
Housing: Provided

Housing Provided (covers rent and utilities)

It is mostly furnished with a couch, bed, fridge, dishes, table, and a dresser. You must bring your own bedding and toiletries. The triplex (housing) is a two bedroom apartment that that is shared with a roommate. Well behaved pets may be allowed depending on current housing situation.

Preferred Skills and requirements

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicants must successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.

Park is in a remote setting. We prefer you have a personal vehicle. The park is forty-five minutes away from a small town and an hour and a half away from slightly larger towns. The park will not provide a vehicle to travel to town for groceries or for personal needs or recreation.

Applicants must be able to competently operate a computer with internet-based programs, and be willing to work in an outdoor setting, and work weekends, holidays and evenings.

Have the ability to adapt well and work under pressure.

Prefer experience as a ranger or in a park setting, or related education. Experience with cash handling and First Aid/CPR certification preferred but not required.

Examples of Duties

Applicant should have the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team; be able to follow both oral and written instructions; be willing to perform janitorial, project work and customer service.

Daily cleaning of park restrooms and facilities, grounds keeping, and park projects. Indoor and outdoor work.

Duties include greeting park guests upon entry, selling annual passes, providing information, handling money, making camping reservations, and providing excellent customer service. Applicant must be willing to answer phones, greet customers, handle money, sell products and goods at the Visitor Center. Our entrance station and Visitor Center are one in the same so you will also be asked to inventory products and restock as needed. May assist with, or present, educational programs and patrol park grounds and trails.

Assist with, or lead,  response to search and rescues, injuries, overdue parties, etc.


Interested applicants may apply by submitting a Seasonal Application OR resume to asprafke@utah.gov

For more information on the position, please call 435-275-4584.

Camp Host

We are looking for one or more volunteer camp hosts to work 20-30 hours per week for the 2023 season. RV water and sewer hookups available. If interested, email asprafke@utah.gov for more information.

Permanent Positions

Full time, permanent positions with the Utah Division of State Parks can be found at statejobs.utah.gov

ADA Compliance

DNR complies with the ADA.  Hearing-impaired employees who wish for further information regarding these announcements may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 801-538-7210.