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Jobs with NC State Parks

Jobs with NC State Parks

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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 II

Mount Mitchell State Park

This position participates in the general up keep of grounds, facilities and equipment and assists park rangers or additional maintenance staff with the maintenance requirements of Mount Mitchell State Park. This will include, but not be limited to, basic custodial responsibilities, boundary line clearing and maintenance, trail maintenance, trash collection, mowing and trimming, prescribed burn assistance, auto mechanics, sub-journeyman level work in plumbing, carpentry, electrical,  HVAC and facility maintenance. This position must operate large and small equipment, work with and be familiar with all small and large tools, and make purchases in accordance with state purchasing policies. This position is also responsible for preventative maintenance on all tools, equipment and facilities as well as any assigned administrative responsibilities such as record keeping, recording work hours, performance, and basic operational forms. Some weekend, shift work, and holiday work required. This position will serve as the backup operator for the C-Well and wastewater systems in the park.


Personnel Technician II

Division of Parks & Recreation

The position will provide serve as one of the HR Representatives for employees within the Division.  Duties will include coordinating permanent, seasonal and temporary employee hires following merit-based recruitment and selection process, payroll/BEACON processing, federal and state leave policy interpretation, benefits administration, salary administration, employee training and workers' compensation.   Position performs extensive processing of personnel administration actions for graded and career-banded positions; reviews and approves required personnel forms and records; reviews I-9 Forms and E-Verify entry; conducts new hire orientations; processing benefit forms to include leave requests for family medical leave, family Illness leave, voluntary shared leave, etc.; provides retirement counseling assistance to eligible employees; processes workers' compensation claims; and serves as the unemployment insurance contact for reported claims.