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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

General Utility Worker

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is hiring a General Utility Worker (GUW). Work includes facility and grounds maintenance including but not limited to the following: cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash cans and litter disposal, mowing and trimming grass, trail maintenance and assisting park staff in other necessary park operations. This is a seasonal position beginning as soon as possible, with the possibility of an extended employment. This position can work up to 40 hours a week. Weekend and holiday work is required. Pay is $8.00 per hour. If interested a State of North Carolina employment application (PD 107) must be completed. The application can be found online at A copy of the application can also be picked up at the park office located at 1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach. Please email application and resume to  If more information is needed please call the park office, at (910) 458-5798.