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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

Park Ranger Journey

Lake Norman State Park
Specific duties include developing and conducting educational programs, assisting in the management of natural and cultural resources, monitoring boundaries for trespassing & poaching, providing first responder and search & rescue assistance, patrolling roads, campgrounds and other areas to ensure visitor safety and protection and compliance to park regulations.


Mechanic I

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

The Mechanic I duties involves the performance of semi-skilled work in the routine maintenance and repair of automotive related equipment. Work may involve the performance on a continuing basis of a variety of task in the repair or replacement of parts on automotive, tractors, various small engines and construction equipment. Also, performs journey level repairs to motor vehicles including all forms of engine and drive train repair, electrical, diagnostic, tune-ups, preventive maintenance, fuel systems, minor frame and body repair, brake repair, and heating and air conditioning repair. 


Web Content Specialist

NC State Parks

The website content coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day management and maintenance of the websites and the 100-mile challenge program. They will create web and social media content, develop on-site promotions and events and outreach campaigns for the program. The ideal candidate will have a blend of technical, creative and communications/marketing skills.