Looking for a great place to work?
DeSoto State Park is taking applications for good people who enjoy working with the public in an indoor & outdoor setting. Working for DeSoto State Park involves weekend and holiday work but can be very rewarding for someone who enjoys providing guests with gracious hospitality in a fun environment.

All jobs thru DeSoto State Park are hired on a hourly basis. Maintenance staff, Housekeeping, Restaurant staff, Front Desk staff, etc.

 The rate of pay is determined by the type work performed. Most hourly employment is seasonal and will end during the slow business periods for parks. There are occasionally some full-time hourly positions available that offer paid insurance and retirement after one year of employment. Employment Application Form(PDF)

To apply for any of these positions:

  • Email us or Mail the application to:  7104 DeSoto Parkway NE-Fort Payne, AL. 35967

NOW HIRING: Part time restaurant servers

Please contact Josh Hughes to apply. Call 256.997.5021 or email


The below positions are NOT currently open in DeSoto State Park, but to view merit positions that are open in the State of Alabama, please see the State Personnel website.

Other Alabama State Park Career Opportunities(for all state parks):These jobs do not include merit positions such as Park Rangers, Lodge Manager, facilities operator, etc. 

Park Naturalist 

Park Ranger 

Facilities Operator


Access to Alabama State Parks and State Park Programs is available without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disabilities.