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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.

Volunteers

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

Morrow Mountain State Park seeks Concession/Bathhouse Manager


Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
Stanly County

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 30 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $9.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 18
Required Tests: None
 
Job Description:  Daily operations of the swimming pool concession stand and bathhouse, to include: scheduling concession staff, assisting park visitors, collecting swim fees and sales of concession items, daily accounting of sales proceeds, weekly inventory of items for sale, routine custodial work of restrooms, bathhouse, maintaining facility and equipment.
Employee may perform daily tasks such as lifting moderately heavy objects, bending, stooping, standing, working in restricted areas, and performing strenuous tasks in all types of indoor and outdoor conditions.
 
Duties:
-Collect swim fees, concession item fees, make correct change and balance a cash drawer.
-Inventory, stock and sell concession items.
-Oversee custodial and routine maintenance of bathhouse, restrooms, and curtilage.
-Use oral and visual communication techniques.
-Interact respectfully with visitors and provide customer service.
-Understand and ensure rules and regulations of swimming pool are adhered to by park visitors.
-Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register and a two-way/VHF radio.
-Ability to properly and safely lift 25-50 pounds
-Responsible for concession workers schedule.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
Skills:
-Basic Computer and cash register skills, (will teach).
-Some cash handling experience.
-Customer service, working/volunteering with the public experience.
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Morrow Mountain State Park.  Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible.

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Morrow Mountain State Park seeks Bathhouse Concession Worker


Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
Stanly County

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 30 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $8.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 15
Required Tests: None
 
Job Description:  Collecting pool access fees, sale of retail snack food and beverage items to park visitors at the Morrow Mountain Swimming Pool.
 
Duties:
-Must be able to accurately count money and make correct change.
-Learn to operate a computer, cash register, and two-way radio. 
-Assist Bathhouse Manager with weekly inventory counts.
-Communicate respectfully and efficiently with the public.
-Learn to use proper equipment and methods for sanitizing bathhouse and restrooms.
-Ability to properly and safely lift 25-50 pounds.
-Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register and a two-way/VHF radio.
-Ability to endure standing for extended times in outdoor conditions.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.

 
Skills:
-Basic Computer and cash register skills, (will teach).
-Some cash handling experience.
-Customer service, working/volunteering with the public experience.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Morrow Mountain State Park.  Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible.

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Morrow Mountain State Park seeks Lifeguards


Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
Stanly County

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 24 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch
Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $10.30 per Hour
Minimum Age: 15
Required Certifications:  Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization and
CPR and First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross
 
Job Description:  Monitor Morrow Mountain Swimming pool to provide assistance, protection, prevention, and emergency response to visitors when required. Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization and American Heart Assn. or Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification required.
 
Duties:
-Maintain surveillance of visitors and swimmers for emergencies during operating hours.
-Custodial and routine maintenance of pool, wading pool, pool deck areas, bathhouse, and curtilage around bathhouse.
-Hourly water testing.
-Participate in training.
-Provide first aid and emergency medical procedures when necessary.
-Assist with fee collections when necessary.
-Use oral and visual communication techniques.
-Interact with visitors and provide customer service.
-Understand and ensure rules and regulations of protected swim area are adhered to by park visitors.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization required.
-CPR and First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross required.
-Basic Computer Skills.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Morrow Mountain State Park.  Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed.  Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position.  Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible.

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General Utility Worker


Morrow Mountain State Park

Will be responsible for maintenance, janitorial work, and grounds keeping on park roads, trails, campground and buildings. Must be able to operate commercial lawn mowers, weed trimmers, power equipment, hand tools and garbage pickup.

Must have good communication skills, customer service, and people skills to work with other staff and park visitors. Will communicate by two-way radio and operate state vehicles daily. Have the ability to work in a variety of outdoor environmental conditions (heat, cold, rain, insects, snakes, poison ivy, etc.)

Must be at least 18 years or older, have a valid NC Driver's License and be willing to work 40 hrs/week including holidays and weekends (11 month position). No education required. $8.00/hr.

If interested please come by the park office to fill out an application or print out the application https://files.nc.gov/ncoshr/documents/files/pd107ltr.pdf and mail to:
49104 Morrow Mountain Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001.

 

Part-time Seasonal Office Assistant


Pilot Mountain State Park
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle NC 27043

Part-time Seasonal Office Assistant needed to work every other weekend and some weekdays or holidays as needed.  Hours are 8-4:30 daily. Wage is $9.00 per hour.
Duties include:  greeting visitors and providing information about the park, answering phones, taking messages,  using 2-way radio, registering campers in computer system, operating cash register, park sales, other duties as needed to assist park staff.    
How to apply: Visit the park office for an application or email pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov for an application.
Questions:  Contact Nick Bowman or Sheri Montgomery at 336-325-2355 or email nick.bowman@ncparks.gov or sheri.montgomery@ncparks.gov.
 

   
 

 

Ferry Deck Hand - 3 Seasonal Positions


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed:  1 position May - October, 2 positions May - September; (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 20 – 40 Hours per Week; 10 hour shifts Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend, 8 hour shifts May, September and October.  Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $8.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 16
Required Tests: Drug Testing/Screening required by US Coast Guard
 
Job Description:   Support the Ferryboat Operator in the safe operation of ferry vessels to and from Bear Island. Assist with safe loading and unloading of passengers. Provide clear information and answer passenger questions in an engaging manner.
 
Duties:
-Collects and tallies passenger tickets at the mainland ferry dock.
-Supervise the orderly passenger access and boarding of ferry vessel.
-Accurately compile and maintain records of daily activities and passenger counts and totals.
-Communicates passenger number counts to captain, office and appropriate staff members.
-Instructs passengers and answer questions.
-Rigs mooring lines, open or close gates, and secure ramps.
-Assist with inspection of vessel to ensure safety of passengers and crew.
-Assist with efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment.
-Assist ferryboat operator with adherence to rules and regulations.
-Interact with visitors, provide information and customer service to passengers.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
 Skills:
-Basic Computer Skills.
-Boating experience and maritime knowledge.
-North Carolina Boaters Safety Course preferred.
-Customer service, working/volunteering with the public experience.

Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).
 

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Ferry Operator - 4 Seasonal Positions


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed: Flexible: Typically, 1 or 2 Positions April – October; 2 or 3 Positions May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 20 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8.5 hours shifts April, May, September, and October, 10 hour shifts Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $13.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 21
Required Tests: Drug Testing/Screening required by US Coast Guard
 
Job Description:  Navigate waterways in and around Hammocks Beach State Park and provide safe transportation of passengers to and from Bear Island, a remote barrier island. Position requires US Coast Guard Master Captains (25 ton) License.
 
Duties:
-Controls operations of ferry vessels and inclusive systems.
-Directs and coordinates activities of crew or workers, such as loading and unloading of passengers or equipment.
-Responsible for records of daily activities, movements, and report preparation.
-Instructs crew and assigns duties to deckhand or any staff aboard ferry vessel.
-Signals deckhand to rig lines, open or close gates, and secure ramps.
-Inspects vessels to ensure safety of passengers and crew.
-Efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment.
-Understand and ensure compliance with all rules and regulations.
-Use first aid and emergency procedures as necessary.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-United State Coast Guard Master (25 Tons) Captain’s License required.
-CPR and First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross required.
-Basic Computer Skills.
-Customer Service experience preferred.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).

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General Utility Worker (GUW) - 1 Seasonal Position


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed: May – October
Hours: 16 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8 hours shift May, September, and October, 10 hour shifts Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $8.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 16
Required Tests: Drug Testing/Screening required by US Coast Guard
 
Job Description:  Assist park maintenance staff with custodial, janitorial, landscaping, and minor repairs to park grounds and facilities. Fill in as needed for ferry deck hand position.
 
Duties:
-Mowing grass and weed-eating throughout the park.
-Trash collection and litter pick-up.
-Assist maintenance staff with various maintenance projects.
-Clean-up of assigned areas and facilities.
-Maintain vehicle cleanliness.
-Interact and provide information and customer service to visitors.
-Cross trained in deckhand position to fill-in when necessary.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-Basic Computer Skills.
-Landscaping/mowing knowledge or experience.
-Janitorial experience.
-General repair knowledge or experience.
-North Carolina Boaters Safety Course.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).

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Lifeguard - 4 Seasonal Positions


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 24 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8 hour workdays with 1 hour lunch
Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $10.30 per Hour
Minimum Age: 16
Required Certifications:  Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization and
CPR and First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross
 
Job Description:  Monitor protected swim beach area on Bear Island, a remote barrier island, to provide assistance, protection, prevention, and emergency response to visitors when required. Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization and American Heart Assn. or Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification required.
 
Duties:
-Maintain surveillance of visitors and swimmers for emergencies during operating hours.
-Custodial and routine maintenance of bathhouse, boardwalk, support building, and swim beach.
-Water Testing.
-Participate in daily training.
-Provide first aid and emergency medical procedures when necessary.
-Assist with fee collections when necessary.
-Use oral and visual communication techniques.
-Interact with visitors and provide customer service.
-Understand and ensure rules and regulations of protected swim area are adhered to by park visitors.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization required.
-CPR and First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross required.
-Basic Computer Skills.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).

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Office Assistant - 2 Seasonal Positions


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed: Typically, 1 Position 11 months, 1 Positions May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 16 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1 hour lunch; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $9.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 16
Required Tests: None
 
Job Description:  Assist in various administrative tasks including sale of camping permits, ferry tickets, and retail items; first point of contact with the general public in person and by phone in a fast-paced environment.
 
Duties:
-Collection of camping fees, ferry tickets, rental fees.
-Obtain/distribute reservation information and schedule park facility rentals using reservation software.
-Accurately process payments by cash, check, gift card, and credit card transactions.
-Be an information source for park visitors.
-Answer telephones.
-Respond to visitor questions and emails as necessary.
-Interact and provide information and customer service to visitors.
-Assist park office staff, superintendents, and rangers in various administrative work assignments.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-Intermediate/advanced computer knowledge.
-Accurate cash-handling experience.
-Knowledge in operation of general office equipment.
-Customer service, working/volunteering with the public experience.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).

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Park Technician (Assistant Park Ranger) - 1 Seasonal Position


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 30 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1 hour lunch; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $9.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 16
Required Tests: Drug Testing/Screening required by US Coast Guard
 
Job Description:  Assist park rangers with grounds, facility, and trails maintenance; educational and interpretive programs; and resource management projects.
 
Duties:
-Assist in general park area and facility clean-up.
-Assist with opening and closing routines of park gates and facilities.
-Assist in supervising other seasonal employees where applicable.
-Assist rangers or lead environmental education programs.
-Interact and provide information and customer service to visitors.
-Cross trained in deckhand position to fill-in when necessary.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-Basic Computer Skills.
-Working toward or have a degree in a parks and recreation, natural resource management, or other science degree preferred.
-North Carolina Boaters Safety Course preferred.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).

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Refreshment Stand/Bathhouse Fee Collector - 2 Seasonal Positions


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Onslow County

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Hours: 30 – 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8 hour workdays with 1 hour lunch; Weekend and holiday work required.
Pay: $8.00 per Hour
Minimum Age: 16
Required Tests: None
 
Job Description:  Sale of retail snack food and beverage items to park visitors on Bear Island, a remote barrier island.
 
Duties:
-Retail sale of snack food and beverage items.
-Handle cash and collect payments from visitors.
-Assist Bathhouse Manager with weekly inventory counts.
-Custodial maintenance of bathhouse, adjacent picnic areas, and grounds.
-Information source for park visitors.
-Accept deliveries and assist in transporting inventory items from mainland to refreshment stand.
-Interact with visitors and provide customer service.
-Use of two-way/VHF radio.
-Work as a team member.
-Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills:
-Basic Computer Skills.
-Cash handling experience
-Customer service, working/volunteering with the public experience.
-Presentation of educational/interpretive programs training/experience preferred.
 
Application Instructions:
Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed. Applications received prior to March 31, 2019 (unless extended) receive full consideration for seasonal positions at Hammocks Beach State Park. Applications received after March 31, 2019 (unless extended) will be considered only as positions become vacant and funding is available. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 15, 2019 (unless extended).

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Morrow Mountain State Park seeks Concessions Attendant- Boathouse


Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
​Albemarle, NC 28001
Stanly County

​Dates employed: March- November 3rd (Boathouse opens March 30th. Training and boathouse prep in the weeks before)
Hours: 40 hours per week. Weekend and holiday work required.
​Pay: $8.00 per hour
Minimum age: 15

​Job Description: ​Duties include: collecting boat fees, selling refreshments and other concessions, assisting boaters with launching and re-docking of boats, providing information and/or answering questions for the public, performing routine housekeeping tasks in the boathouse, restrooms, and associated grounds to maintain clean, operable, and safe park facilities. Employee may perform daily tasks such as lifting moderately heavy objects, bending, stooping, standing, working in restricted areas, and performing strenuous tasks in all types of indoor and outdoor conditions. Employee must adhere to a dress code that properly exemplifies a professional demeanor and Morrow Mountain State Park.

Requirements: ​Ability to:
-accurately count money and make correct change
​-operate a computer, cash register, and two-way radio
​-communicate efficiently with the general public and park staff, to include: the ability to receive, understand and convey good oral and written instructions to complete daily tasks alone or within a team setting
​-use proper materials, methods, and equipment to clean and sanitize restrooms
​-properly and safely lift 25- 50 pounds
​-endure standing for extended times in outdoor conditions

Application Instructions:
​Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Morrow Mountain State Park. Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible.

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Morrow Mountain State Park seeks Boathouse Manager


Morrow Mountain State Park
​49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
Stanly County

Dates Employed: March- November 3rd (Boathouse opens March 30th. Training and boathouse prep in weeks before)
​Hours: 40 hours per week. Weekend and holiday work required.
​Pay: $9.00 per hour
Minimum age: 18

​Job Description: ​Responsible for the overall daily operations of the boathouse, to include: scheduling concession staff to adequately provide customer service, boat rentals, concession sales, daily accounting of sales, weekly inventory of items for sale, cleaning and maintaining facility and equipment. Day to day duties include: collecting boat fees, selling refreshments and other concessions, assisting boaters with launching and re-docking boats, providing information and/or answering questions for the public, performing routine housekeeping tasks in the boathouse, restrooms, and associated grounds to maintain clean, operable, and safe park facilities. Employee may perform daily tasks such as lifting moderately heavy objects, bending, stooping, standing, working in restricted areas, and performing strenuous tasks in all types of indoor and outdoor conditions. Employee must adhere to a dress code that properly exemplifies a professional demeanor and Morrow Mountain State Park.

Requirements:
​-Must have good leadership, communication, customer service, and people skills.
​-Ability to communicate efficiently with the general public and park staff to include: the ability to receive, understand, and convey good oral and written instructions to complete daily tasks alone or within a team setting.
​-Must be able to accurately count money, make correct change, and balance a cash drawer.
​-Ability to operate a computer, cash register, and two-way radio.
​-Proficiency in general maintenance and janitorial tasks with the ability to operate various tools and equipment, use proper materials, methods, and equipment to clean and sanitize restrooms.
​-Ability to properly and safely lift 25-50 pounds.
​-Ability to endure standing for extended times in outdoor conditions.
 

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Seasonal - Park Attendant


Pilot Mountain State Park

Pinnacle — Surry County

The Park Attendant position at Pilot Mountain State Park is a great introduction to working at a NC State Park.  This position works alongside three other Park Attendants to ensure the park's facilities are clean and maintained.  This team of Park Attendants performs daily cleanup of the restrooms, picnic area, campground, parking lots and other public facilities.  In addition to daily cleaning the candidate selected for this position will perform ground maintenance duties including, but not limited to, mowing, weed eating, and trail maintenance.  The right candidate for this position should have a can do attitude, be willing to learn and must be able to interact with the general public in a positive manner.  Most of the work completed in this position is performed outdoors, in all weather conditions, applicants must be able to work outside in hot weather for extended periods of time.  For a motivated candidate this can be an excellent opportunity to learn many new skills.  Weekend and holiday work is a requirement of this position.  Applicants must possess a valid drivers license and be 18 years of age or older.

About Pilot Mountain State Park:
Pilot Mountain State Park is a NC State Park located in Surry and Yadkin Counties. It is roughly 3700 acres in size, and is split into two distinct sections.  There is the Mountain section that encompasses the land surrounding the Big Pinnacle and the River section which consists of land on both sides of the Yadkin River at the Bean Shoals. Pilot Mountain hosts approximately 700,000 visitors a year. The staff at Pilot Mountain stay busy taking care of this wonderful resource.

The person selected for this position will work 40 hours a week and will be required to work weekends and some holidays. Most of the duties of this job are completed outdoors and some tasks are strenuous. This position is seasonal and will last no longer than 11 months. The pay for this position is $8 per hour.

Contact Nick Bowman or Josh Harris for any questions: 336-325-2355 or nick.bowman@ncparks.gov or josh.harris@ncparks.gov.

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Weekend Office Assistant


Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Fort Fisher has a (weekend office assistant position) available starting in mid-March.  The weekend office assistant is often the first point of contact with park visitors. Anyone interested in this position must be able to maintain a positive attitude in a busy and dynamic work environment. Candidates for the position will sell 4-wheel drive beach permits and answer general questions about the park. Some additional clerical duties may be required at times. The position is for weekends only (16) hours per week and pays $9.00 per hours. Please contact the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area office with any questions about the position (910) 458-5798. If interested please complete the standard state employment application and deliver it to our office at 1000 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach 28449. The application is available online at  http://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107

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Seasonal - General Utility Worker


Lake James State Park
2785 NC Highway 126
PO Box 340
Nebo, NC 28761

Lake James State Park seeks reliable, experienced folks who love being outdoors, being part of a dedicated team, and aren’t afraid of an honest day’s work.

Dates Employed: April – October.

Hours: 24 or 40 hours per week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch.

Weekend and holiday work required.

Pay: $8.00 per hour

Starting in April, we’ll begin hiring our peak-season work force. Our crew will be a diverse group, including young people with little or no prior work experience and seasoned veterans with strong work ethics who lead by example.

Our seasonal staff includes General Utility Workers with daily duties that include, but are not limited to mowing, weedeating, leaf blowing, trash pick-up, cleaning of campgrounds, cleaning of all facilities, including restrooms and bathhouses, and visitor assistance.

If you see yourself working at Lake James State Park and earning wages in either a 40-hour/week or 24-hour/week capacity, fill out an application today. We’d love to talk to you!

For more information, call 828-584-7728.

 

Assistant Park Ranger


Jockey's Ridge State Park is located in Nags Head of North Carolina .  The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is a premier location for kites, sightseeing and sunsets, with a view arcing from the ocean to Roanoke Sound. A visitor center with museum and 360-foot boardwalk with exhibits explain the dune’s ecology and are a gradual entry to the massive dune field. Sandboarding is welcome with permit and hang-gliding is available through a vendor. Shoes and sun protection are recommended. By calling ahead 24-hours in advance, it’s possible for mobility-impaired visitors to schedule a ride in our all-terrain-vehicle to the top of the dunes. The soundside access of the park is a different experience offering sunbathing, wading, paddling and a one-mile nature trail that opens onto wetlands, grassy dunes and maritime thickets.

Description of Work:
The assistant park ranger position has a role in many aspects of the daily operations of a state park. It is an opportunity to gain experience during the peak time of the summer months at Jockey’s Ridge. The position provides environmental education with structured programs as well as spontaneous interpretation to address visitor questions. The location of work assignments will be at the visitor center or outdoors in the park’s 426 acres. The assistant park rangers operate utility vehicles, help with park maintenance, and report any park violations to park rangers. They ensure facilities are safe and clean for use by visitors to the park. Strong communication skills are essential to the job and prior experience with informal education is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Applicants should be comfortable working outdoors and at times independently. A knowledge of our coastal ecosystems is required. Flexibility and ability to determine priorities as the work requires managing multiple tasks. The ability to provide information that allows visitors to gain a better understanding of our state park system and the resources protected.

Experience and Qualifications:
Minimum education requirements: high school diploma. Preference: completed courses in biology, zoology, ecology, natural resource management or related field. Prior work experience in outdoor education or in a park setting is preferred.
Current Openings Available (3)
June - August: (2 assistant park rangers)
May - August (1 assistant park ranger)

40 hours / week
Must Work Weekends & Some Evening Hours
 $9.00 / hour

Applicants must complete a PD-107 (Application for Employment)
https://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107
Submit by mail to JORI, P.O. Box 592, Nags Head, NC, 27959, or e-mail to jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov.

Housing is available for seasonal employees working full time.

 

 

Seasonal - Lifeguard


Lake James State Park
Beach at Paddy's Creek Area
7321 NC Highway 126
PO Box 340
Nebo, NC 28761

Lake James State Park seeks reliable, experienced folks who love being outdoors, being part of a dedicated team, and aren’t afraid of an honest day’s work.

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend).

Hours: 24 or 40 hours per week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch.

Weekend and holiday work required.

Pay: $10.30 per hour

Job Duties:

  • Open the beach each day and close it down each evening, depending on schedule and hours
  • Monitor beach-related activities closely throughout shift and identify any safety issues
  • Direct swimmers out of the lake in hazardous conditions
  • Monitor weather reports closely to ensure safety of visitors
  • Maintain a clean environment in and around the beach
  • Provide assistance to visitors when appropriate or necessary

Starting in May, we’ll begin hiring our peak-season work force. Our crew will be a diverse group, including young people with little or no prior work experience and seasoned veterans with strong work ethics who lead by example. Our lifeguards must meet all state and federal requirements, including current certification and training.

If you see yourself as a lifeguard at Lake James State Park and earning wages in either a 40-hour/week or 24-hour/week capacity, fill out an application today. We’d love to talk to you!

For more information, call 828-584-7728.

 

Seasonal - Concession Stand Attendant


Lake James State Park
Beach at Paddy's Creek Area
7321 NC Highway 126
PO Box 340
Nebo, NC 28761

Lake James State Park seeks reliable, experienced folks who love being outdoors, being part of a dedicated team, and aren’t afraid of an honest day’s work.

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend).

Hours: 24 or 40 hours per week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch.

Weekend and holiday work required.

Pay: $8.00 per hour

This position is responsible for selling swim-bands, snacks, and beverages to the general public. This position is also responsible for renting out canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and cornhole games. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing excellent customer service to a high volume of people on busy weekends, cash handling, and cleaning of facilities.
Starting in May, we’ll begin hiring our peak-season work force. Our crew will be a diverse group, including young people with little or no prior work experience and seasoned veterans with strong work ethics who lead by example.

Our concessions stand jobs favor people with outgoing personalities and prior service sector/retail experience.

If you see yourself working at Lake James State Park and earning wages in either a 40-hour/week or 24-hour/week capacity, fill out an application today. We’d love to talk to you!
For more information, call 828-584-7728.

 

Concession and Boathouse Worker


Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
240 Park Entrance Rd,
Seven Springs, NC 28578

Phone: 919-778-6234

Email: autumn.hamm@ncparks.gov

Job Description:

Operate and maintain the concession stand and boathouse.

Dates Employed: May – September (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day Weekend)

Hours: 40 Hours per Week; typically, 8 hour workdays with 1 hour lunch

Weekend and holiday work required.

Pay: $8.00 per Hour

Minimum Age: 15

Duties:

-Collect swim and boat rental fees.

-Inventory, stock and sell concession items.

-Assist visitors in safely getting in and out of rented boats.

-Custodial and routine maintenance of bathhouse, boathouse, parking lot and swim beach.

-Use oral and visual communication techniques.

-Interact with visitors and provide customer service.

-Understand and ensure rules and regulations of protected swim area are adhered to by park visitors.

-Use of two-way/VHF radio.

-Work as a team member.

-Other duties as assigned

 

Application Instructions:

Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and deliver it to Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.
This form can be obtained at the park office, park website, or online at https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment...
Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 1, 2019 (unless extended).

 

Lifeguard


Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
240 Park Entrance Rd,
Seven Springs, NC 28578
Phone: 919-778-6234
Email: autumn.hamm@ncparks.gov

Job Description:

Monitor the designated swim lake, to provide assistance, protection, prevention, and emergency response to visitors when required.

Lifeguard certification from Red Cross, CPR and First Aid Certifications required.

 

Duties:

-Maintain surveillance of visitors and swimmers for emergencies during operating hours.

-Custodial and routine maintenance of bathhouse, boathouse, parking lot and swim beach.

-Provide first aid and emergency medical procedures when necessary.

-Use oral and visual communication techniques.

-Interact with visitors and provide customer service.

-Understand and ensure rules and regulations of protected swim area are adhered to by park visitors.

-Use of two-way/VHF radio.

-Work as a team member.

-Other duties as assigned

 

Skills:

-Lifeguard certification from an accredited lifeguarding organization required.

-CPR and First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross required.

 

Application Instructions:

Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and deliver it to Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.
This form can be obtained at the park office, park website, or online at https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment...
Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring supervisor for the position. Candidates chosen for employment will be notified as soon as possible, around April 1, 2019 (unless extended).

 

Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard


Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is accepting applications for (5) 40 hour per week lifeguard positions for the summer season.  Qualified applicants are required to be in good physical condition and participate in a tryout that is organized by Kure Beach Ocean Rescue. Tryouts will be held on May 4, 2019 and May 11, 2019 at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier.  Start time will be 10am so please arrive a little early. Lifeguard candidates are also required to complete ocean rescue training provided by (Kure Beach Ocean Rescue) May 13-24. Individuals interested in applying for this position need to complete a standard application that can be found online at http://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107.  Interested applicants can also pick an application up at our office located at 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach 28449.  Please contact Jason Howard (Park Ranger) with any questions concerning lifeguard positions (910)458-5798. Lifeguard positions pay $10.30 per hour and all lifeguards are paid for training.

Apply
 

Seasonal Park Attendant


Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is hiring (3) Park Attendant (PA) positions. Work includes facility and grounds maintenance including but is not limited to the following duties: cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash cans, mowing and trimming grass, trail maintenance and assisting park staff in other necessary park operations. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. This is a 3-month seasonal position beginning 5/20/2019, with the possibility of an extended employment.  This would make a great summer job for a college student.  Park attendants work 40 hours a week alternating between morning and evening shifts. 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 http://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107.  A copy of the application can also be picked up at the park office located at 1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach. If you have further questions, please call the park office, at (910) 458-5798.

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PARK TECHNICIAN (Position #60096037) (40 hours)


Grandfather Mountain State Park

Dates Employed:  April – November (Dates are tentative pending budget approval)
Hours:  40 hrs/week; Eight-hour workdays plus 30 minutes for lunch. Weekend and holiday work required.  (Flexible scheduling is possible for students.)
Pay: $9.00/hr.

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 parking lot and along roadway.  Clean facilities throughout the day. Pickup 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; 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; remove trash and recycling.  Maintain clean state vehicle.  Submit all required paperwork to supervisor on time: record approved work time in computer system.
  • As directed – Expect to perform major trail work and other park projects.  Work with and/or supervise volunteers on projects.   Employee may assist with interpretive programs and special events.  In absence of supervisor, this employee serves as crew leader for other seasonal staff.
  • Requirements – 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 eight 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 (2) 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.
 

 

GENERAL UTILITY WORKERS (3 Positions Available) (Positions #60096038, #60096039, #60096138) (40 hours)


Grandfather Mountain State Park

Dates Employed:  April – November  (Dates are tentative pending budget approval)
Hours:  40 hrs/week with two days off; Eight-hour workdays plus 30 minutes for lunch. Weekend and holiday work required.   (Flexible scheduling is possible for students.)
Pay:  $8.00/hr.
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 parking lot and along roadway.  Clean facilities throughout the day. Pickup 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; 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; remove trash and recycling.  Maintain clean state vehicle.  Submit all required paperwork to supervisor on time: record approved work time in computer system.
  • As directed – Expect to perform major trail work and other park projects.  Work with and/or supervise volunteers on projects.     Employee may assist with interpretive programs and special events.
  • Requirements – 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 eight 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 (2) 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.  CPR training is provided to employee after hire date and certification is required.
 

WEEKEND GENERAL UTILITY WORKER (Position #60095498) (16 hours)


Grandfather Mountain State Park

Dates Employed:  May – November (Dates are tentative pending budget approval)
Hours:  16 hrs/week: Saturday and Sunday. Eight-hour workdays plus 30 minutes for lunch. 
Pay:  $8.00/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 parking lot and along roadway.  Clean facilities throughout the day. Pickup 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; 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; remove trash and recycling.  Maintain clean state vehicle.  Submit all required paperwork to supervisor on time: record approved work time in computer system.
  • As directed – Expect to perform major trail work and other park projects.  Work with and/or supervise volunteers on projects.     Employee may assist with interpretive programs and special events.
  • Requirements – 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 eight 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 (2) 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.  CPR training is provided to employee after hire date and certification is required.
 

OFFICE ASSISTANT (Position #60095507) (40 hours)


Grandfather Mountain State Park

Dates Employed:  April – November (Dates are tentative pending budget approval)
Hours:  40 hrs/week; Eight-hour workdays plus 30 minutes for lunch. Must be available on weekends, and holidays. (Flexible week-day scheduling is possible for students.)
Pay: $9.00/hr.

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

  • Daily Operations – Position's primary responsibility is to answer phone calls, talk to visitors at the office, monitor radio calls from the park and update the parks' website and with ALERT information, if necessary. This employee will be able to answer visitor questions regarding hiking trails, campsites and general park information. This employee will assist the Administrative Specialist in routine office duties to include filing, recording and managing visitation data, and making sales and reservations in the central reservation system (CRS), collecting mail, maintaining inventory of retail items and office supplies, folding park maps, checking campers in and out in CRS, arranging retail items for display, tidying office, and any other duties as assigned by the administrator or park superintendent.
  • Field Work- This employee will assist field staff in operations duties in the field if needed or if office duties are completed.  Field work may include all maintenance duties associated with the Profile Trailhead to include cleaning restrooms, picking up ground litter, trimming road shoulders and all associated grounds work.  Field work may include all forms of trail work, maintenance projects and natural resource management projects as assigned.  This employee may use hand tools and power tools.  This employee may be exposed to all weather and trail conditions. 
  • Candidate with related experience preferred.