NPS The Next 100 Years

Managing Our National Parks
The Next 100 Years
Developing the Next Generation of Public Land Managers

     The next 100 years of the National Parks are in good hands. Texas A&M has been leading the way in developing new US Park Rangers under the mission of protecting people, resources and property. On September 19, 2019 the Recreation Park and Tourism Sciences Department hosted an event featuring current NPS Acting Director Mr. David Vela ‘82, RPTS Visiting Executive Professor and Former NPS Director Dr. Robert G. Stanton, RPTS graduate and current Chief Park Ranger Castillo de San Marcos & Fort Matanzas NM Mr. Anthony Vela ‘2010,  and RPTS graduate and Former NPS Superintendent of Death Valley Mr. JT Reynolds ’69 with the goal of informing students, faculty  and public of how the NPS mission of recreation, education and conservation is made relevant to a growing more diverse United States population. Also during this momentous day RPTS held a workshop with a National Park Service recruiter and Texas Parks Wildlife Department recruiter. These representatives presented strategies to students about volunteer, internship, part-time and career opportunities in these organizations. The department recorded the event. The videos can viewed in the links included below. There is also a listing of NPS part-time positions and a brochure on applying to jobs in the NPS also available through the links on this page. The future of our public lands will be stewarded by the current workforce and the wonderful new people coming on board to protect these special places and our heritage for the enjoyment and use of future generations.


Event Videos

Panel Discussion: The 2nd 100 Years

NPS Overview of the Recruitment Programs with the NPS and TPWD

NPS Recruitment and Resume Writing Workshop

TPWD Recruitment and Resume Writing Workshop

NPS Distinguished Guest Photo Slideshow


Event Documents

National Park Service – We’re Hiring 2020

NPS – Temporary less than 1040 Appointment Announcement Spreadsheet Summer 2020

Student Federal Resume Sample 2019


Event Photos


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