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Park Technician


Grandfather Mountain State Park
Banner Elk, NC
Avery / Caldwell / Watauga counties


Grandfather Mountain State Park
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Job description

Dates Employed

April to November (dates are tentative pending budget approval)



  • 40 hours per week
  • 8-hour workdays plus 30 minutes for lunch
  • Weekend and holiday work required
  • Flexible scheduling is possible for students



$12 per hour


Job description

Position includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Daily operations
    • Collect hiking and camping permits from trailheads
    • Open and clean Profile Trailhead facilities on time
    • Pick-up trash in the parking lot and along the roadway
    • Clean facilities throughout the day
    • Pick up all litter at trailheads and on campsites and trails
    • Perform minor and routine trail maintenance and clean campsites
    • Provide positive visitor contact throughout the park and provide visitors with accurate park information and any pertinent and timely weather and/or trail condition information
    • When necessary, supervise vehicle parking in the Profile parking lot
    • Clean office and restrooms and remove trash and recycling
    • Maintain a clean state vehicle
    • Submit all required paperwork to supervisor on time; record approved work time in the computer system
  • As directed: 
    • Expect to perform major trail work and other park projects
    • Work with and/or supervise volunteers on projects
    • May assist with interpretive programs and special events
    • In the absence of the supervisor, this employee serves as the crew leader for other seasonal staff.


  • This position is very physical and the employee must be able to perform work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Employee must be able to hike and work for 8 hours on strenuous trails and must be able to lift heavy rocks and work with all forms of hand tools.
  • Employee must be able to work with minimal oversight and supervision.
  • Employee must be comfortable spending time alone outside.
  • Employee must provide sturdy boots suitable for hiking and working on the mountain.
  • Outerwear must be provided by employee. Two uniform shirts will be provided at no cost. Employee must provide green work pants following the issuance of first paycheck.
  • CPR training is provided to employee after hire date and certification is required.
  • Candidate with related experience preferred.



How to apply

All applicants must submit a completed and signed NC State Government Paper Application for Employment (PD-107) to the park office. Resumes are welcome but cannot be accepted in lieu of an application.


Mailing address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646

Office address:
9872 Hwy 105 S
Suite 6
Banner Elk, NC 28604