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Jobs with NC State Parks

Jobs with NC State Parks

The park staff at Kerr Lake State Recreation Center
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Lasting and meaningful work

Park rangers may be the most recognizable face of North Carolina's state parks system, but their dedication to the mission of stewardship is complemented by the skills and talents of many others - maintenance mechanics, administrative personnel, biologists, educators, planners and seasonal workers. It takes a committed team to serve millions of visitors each year.

Permanent Employment

To search permanent job listings, whether in the parks or at administrative headquarters, visit the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

Seasonal Employment

Seasonal jobs are available at most state parks and state recreation areas. A variety of opportunities are available for park attendants, lifeguards, office assistants, naturalists and general utility workers. Begin by contacting a state park directly to ask about seasonnal job opportunities. Applicants must submit a State of North Carolina employment application.


Our state parks offer a variety of volunteer positons—everything from working with park grounds and leading education workshops to hosting a campground. Get more information in the Volunteering section.

Current job openings

Maintenance Mechanic III

William B. Umstead State Park

This position works under the direction of a Maintenance Mechanic IV or higher in all areas of maintenance and groundskeeping duties for park facilities and equipment.  This position may be responsible for masonry, concrete, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, insulation, HVAC, drywall, painting, and other general maintenance and construction trades. Work is performed inside buildings and other structures, as well as outside in varying weather conditions. This position operates, repairs, and maintains the following equipment: portable generator, tractors and associated equipment (box blade, bush hog, tiller, log splitter etc.), trucks, backhoe, bobcat, pressure washers, stationary shop equipment, power tools, hand tools, ladders, janitorial machines,  universal electrical tester, pipe cutters, welder, chainsaw, gator, atv, and boat.