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The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is comprised of more than 26 distinct departments, conservancies, and commissions with over 19,000 employees. You can see a list of all the departments, conservancies, and commissions here. CNRA is one the California executive branch agencies that reports to the Office of the Governor. The agency’s mission is to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration, and respect for all the communities and interests involved.

Because of the wide breadth of jurisdiction and diverse departments, CNRA has an equally wide breadth of employment and career opportunities. The Agency hosts jobs in research, policy, administration, law, accounting, finance, science, engineering, data, information technology, law enforcement, and more. There is a job for everyone within CNRA!

Why work for the Natural Resources Agency?

  • Opportunities to travel and interact with nature.
  • Generous healthcare and retirement benefits.
  • Career mobility and advancement.
  • Contribute to the betterment of California’s most precious landscapes.
  • Please check out the other pages to learn more about the state hiring process and open job opportunities throughout CNRA.

    About the Career Center

    The California Natural Resources Agency’s new Career Center is open for business! Experienced recruiters can help you both virtually or in-person at all stages of your job or internship search, from finding the perfect position, to polishing your resume, to filling out applications and even practice interviews. They can help you find the right position at any of CNRA’s 26 boards, conservancies or commissions.

    To schedule a virtual consultation with a CNRA recruiter, please email or drop by The Poppy Pavilion in downtown Sacramento at 715 P. Street in person from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.