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Join the Resources Team

The Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is one the California executive branch agencies that reports to the Office of the Governor. The CNRA 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.

Key priorities for CNRA include:

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Access for All

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Protecting Biodiversity

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Building Climate Resilience

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Cutting Green Tape

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.

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.