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Jobs with NC State Parks

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Jobs with NC State Parks

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 openings

General Utility Worker

Lake Norman State Park

Troutman — Iredell County

The General Utility Worker will do facility and grounds maintenance including, but not limited to, the following: cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash cans and littler disposal, mowing and trimming grass, maintaining trails and assisting park ranger staff in other necessary park operations. This is an 11-month seasonal position. This position works 40 hours a week. Weekend and holiday work is required. Pay is $8 per hour.

Applications can be found at the link below:

Feel free to email your application to or you may call 704-528-2125 with any questions.


General Utility Worker (Seasonal)

Carvers Creek State Park
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Job Opening with Carvers Creek State Park
Seasonal General Utility Worker
Park Address: 2505 Long Valley Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390 
Phone: (910) 436-4681
Hours: 40 Hours per week
Days: Varied, Weekend and Holiday work required
Pay: $8.00 per hour
Job Term: Eleven months or less (flexible)

  • This position is generally responsible for park clean-up and maintenance:

-Cleaning facilities
-Removing litter and/ or debris
-Trimming fire lines, roads, trails and assisting in establishing new ones             
-Mowing and maintaining grounds throughout the park

  • Duties will require ability to operate park machinery: riding mowers and weed-eaters.
  • This individual will assist permanent staff in performance of their duties.
  • Might be sent to training for working prescribed burning and wildfires.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather.
  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Assistance with park emergencies may result in employee staying longer than normal hours.

Seeking:  All welcome to apply.  A strong candidate would be interested in parks, avid love for the outdoors, maintenance, natural sciences AND/OR interested in learning the duties of a Maintenance Mechanic.  No experience necessary. 
How to Apply:  Must fill out a state application form PD-107.  This form can be obtained from the park office, park website, or online at:  In the Search box at the top center of the webpage type in: PD-107 and then enter.  Completed forms should then be delivered to the park office at 2505 Long Valley Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390. 
Applications must be received by mail or in person by:
Friday, January 4th, 2019 no later than 5:00pm.