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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.

Volunteers

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

Office Assistant III

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

This position duties include but are not limited to correspondence preparation and review, processing invoices for payment, purchasing card reconciliation, managing seasonal payroll, office supply inventory, purchasing, bank deposits, file management, mail distribution answering a multi-line telephone, direct callers to appropriate staff, take messages, provide park information, greet walk-in park visitors and provide park and local information.

 

Park Ranger Advance

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

This advanced park ranger provides educational programming, natural resource management, law enforcement/emergency services, seasonal and permanent employee supervision, administration, operations, and maintenance. This advance level ranger manages the park's 11-acre swim lake; hires and supervises up to eight seasonal employees; and serves as acting superintendent, supervising two journey ranger positions, as needed. This ranger leads interpretive and educational activities for the public regarding the ecology and history of the park. The ranger manages the park's boundary line maintenance program, monitor natural resources, serve as the park contact for public information requests, and will research assigned natural resources, develop and implement resource management plans and I&E programs. This ranger is a commissioned law enforcement officer and will enforce state laws and park regulations through patrol, education, warnings, citations, and arrests.

 

Park Ranger Journey

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

This position will perform a variety of tasks in areas of interpretation and environmental education, natural resource management, program management, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical response, wildland fire suppression and public relations. Specific duties include developing and conducting educational programs, assisting in the management of natural and cultural resources, monitoring boundaries for trespassing and poaching, providing first responder and search and rescue assistance, patrolling roads, campgrounds and other areas to ensure visitor safety and compliance to park regulations. Employee will make arrests, issue citations, apprehend violators, obtain evidence and testify in court, position will supervise seasonal temporary and volunteer workers. 

 

Warehouse Assistant

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Warehouse Clerk & Delivery Driver will perform the following duties:

  • Physically receive and off-load deliveries to division warehouse facility.
  • Verify complete order accuracy per packing slips.
  • Stock shelves and rotate stock.
  • Pull parks' orders and deliver to all division locations in state box truck(s) or van.
  • Retrieve division state surplus, deliver to the appropriate surplus facility and obtain proper documentation.
  • Assist with relocating ranger staff household goods and office moves as needed.
  • Able to work more than 8 hours per day as needed, with possibility of overnight stay required; no more than 40 hours will be worked per week.
  • Assist with upkeep and general maintenance of warehouse facility, grounds and vehicles, including janitorial duties, mowing and trimming, pressure washing, monitoring vehicle fluid levels and tire pressure, etc.   

    Assist division staff as needed.

 

Park Ranger Advance

Morrow Mountain State Park

This advanced park ranger provides educational programming, natural resource management, law enforcement/emergency services, seasonal and permanent employee supervision, administration, operations, and maintenance. This ranger leads interpretive and educational activities for the public regarding the ecology and history of the park. The ranger manages the park's boundary line maintenance program, monitors natural resources, serves as the park contact for public information requests, and researches assigned natural resources, develops and implements resource management plans and I&E programs. This ranger is a commissioned law enforcement officer and will enforce state laws and park regulations through patrol, education, warnings, citations, and arrests.

 

Park Ranger Journey

Mount Mitchell State Park

This position will perform a variety of tasks in areas of interpretation and environmental education, natural resource management, program management, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical response, wildland fire suppression and public relations. Specific duties include developing and conducting educational programs, assisting in the management of natural and cultural resources, monitoring boundaries for trespassing and poaching, providing first responder and search and rescue assistance, patrolling roads, campgrounds and other areas to ensure visitor safety and compliance to park regulations. Employee will make arrests, issue citations, apprehend violators, obtain evidence and testify in court, position will supervise seasonal temporary and volunteer workers.