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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

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

This position is posted at the Journey Competency level. For current state employment/re-employment, this position is salary equivalent to salary grade 67. 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. Employee will make arrests, issue citizens, apprehend violators, obtain evidence and testify in court. Employee will supervise seasonal, temporary and volunteer workers. Weekend and holiday work required. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience, then management may consider contributing applicants.


Office Assistant III

William B. Umstead State Park

This position provides administrative support for the park superintendent and staff and is responsible for weekend coverage of the park visitor center. The work schedule for this position will include working rotating weekends with days off occurring during the week. Typically, when positions are fully staffed, this position will work every other weekend. This schedule may vary depending on staffing levels and park needs. Responsible for the day to day administrative duties of the park office including but not be 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, scheduling interpretive programs, scheduling the use of facilities and completing all required division reports. All tasks are done in accordance with division guidelines and state purchasing policies. This position must be able to use computers, copiers, fax machines, phone systems, two way radios and related types of office equipment. This position will have extensive interaction with the public answering questions and providing information to park visitors directly, by e-mail, phone and regular mail.