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Jobs with NC State Parks

The park staff at Haw River State Park

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.