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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.

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 job openings

General Utility Worker

Lake Norman State Park

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, trail maintenance 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:
http://oshr.nc.gov/work-for-nc/temporary-solutions/north-carolina-online-job-application-system

Feel free to email your application to joshua.jones@ncparks.gov or you may call 704-528-2125 with any questions.

 

Ocean Beach Lifeguard

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park still has one or two openings for summer ocean lifeguards.  Candidates should be in good physical condition and must hold a current lifeguard certification. Lifeguards are held responsible for, but not limited to, the proper operation of the swim beach area and for effectively working with other lifeguards to ensure duties are carried out properly, promptly, and courteously. It is the lifeguards responsibility to ensure a safe environment in and out of the water of all park visitors. Also, the lifeguard is responsible for assisting with opening/closing routines and cleanup routine of the bathhouse. Work is outdoors and includes exposure to heat, humidity, rain, insects, and other environmental conditions. This position requires weekday, weekend, and holiday work days. This is a seasonal position with up to 40 hrs. per week at $10.30/hr. The positions will start May 25th, 2018. For those who do not live in the area, the park may provide seasonal housing for a small monthly fee. If interested, please submit a completed state application which can be found at: https://files.nc.gov/ncoshr/documents/files/pd107ltr.pdf Feel free to contact the park office at 252-726-3775 with any questions.

 

 

Seasonal - Warehouse Assistant/Delivery Driver

NC State Parks Warehouse 
Apex, NC
 

The Warehouse Seasonal Assistant/Delivery Driver is responsible for delivering NC State Parks and Recreation’s supplies to park units throughout the state. This involves accurately pulling and loading supplies onto delivery truck(s) per park orders, driving delivery truck to park locations, unloading park supplies on-site, and obtaining verification of order accuracy. This position is responsible for transporting state surplus from division locations to the appropriate state surplus facility and moving division equipment and supplies to new locations as needed. This person will be responsible for receiving supplies and verifying order accuracy and packing slips. This person will assist with inventory processes and administrative duties, including vehicle use logs, documentation of surplus property, etc.  The Assistant/Driver is also responsible for upkeep and general maintenance of warehouse facility, vehicles, including janitorial duties, grounds maintenance, mowing and trimming, pressure washing, etc. This position will be required to assist other division personnel as needed.

 

Park Attendant

Medoc Mountain State Park

This position is for a self-motivated individual who has a desire to be creative and to teach park visitors about the wonderful aspects and heritage of Medoc Mountain. The primary purpose of this position is to create and present a variety of age-appropriate educational programs and activities that support the interpretive themes of Medoc Mountain State Park. These themes are: (1) Geology of Medoc Mountain, (2) Ecology of Little Fishing Creek, and (3) Park History, to include Weller's vineyard and land-use history. The person selected for this position will work 40 hours per week, will be required to work weekends and some holidays, and lead programs in both indoor and outdoor settings. The pay is $8.00 per hour with the position ending August 31, 2018. Applications are available at: https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107

Applications may be received via fax at 252-586-1266 or mailed/delivered to the park office at:

Medoc Mountain State Park
1541 Medoc State Park Rd
Hollister, NC 27844

Interested individuals should contact Medoc Mountain State Park with any questions (252)-586-6588. 
 

 

Seasonal - General Utility Worker

Goose Creek State Park
Goose Creek State Park has one opening for an 11-month general utility worker.  This position will be up to 40 hours a week and require working on weekends and holidays. The job will do 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 ranger staff in other necessary park operations.  Pay is $8 per hour.

Applications are availabe at:  https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107

Applications may be mailed or delivered to the park office at:

Goose Creek State Park
2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889

Interested individuals should contact the park with any questions at (252) 923-2191.

 

Seasonal - Office Assistant

Goose Creek State Park
Goose Creek State Park has one opening for an 11-month office assistant.  This position will be 16-24 hours a week and require working on weekends. The job will be in the visitor center greeting visitors, assisting visitors with general park information and answering the telephone.  Pay is $8 per hour.

Applications are availabe at:  https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107

Applications may be mailed or delivered to the park office at:

Goose Creek State Park
2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889

Interested individuals should contact the park with any questions at (252) 923-2191.

 

 

Seasonal Jobs

Hanging Rock State Park

Full-time 40 hr per week and part-time 16 to 32 hr per week positions are available. Pay is $8.00 to $11.00 per hour depending on job description. Some jobs are summer-only and some are 11 months. We are hiring ALL seasonal positions: maintenance/groundskeeping, refreshment stand attendants, swim area attendants, lifeguards, visitor center staff, etc. Barracks housing may be available for a nominal fee. Weekend and holiday work are required. Work in a park setting! Great way to get your foot in the door for a permanant career. Applications (form PD107) are available from the park office or print one from online at www.oshr.nc.gov   

Return applications to 1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd. Danbury, NC 27016    Questions? Call 336-593-8480

 

Seasonal - Park Attendant

Pilot Mountain State Park

A candidate interested in a career in parks will find this position to be a great introduction to working in a state park. The primary responsibilities of this job are; daily maintenance of facilities, to include cleaning restrooms, collecting trash, and insuring the park is ready for visitors. Grounds maintenance of the park; mowing, weed-eating, and trail work are also a large portion of the responsibilities of a Park Attendant.
This position will work as part of a team to ensure that Pilot Mountain State Park is ready for visitors every day. 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

 

General Utility Workers

Hanging Rock State Park

40 hours per week, up to 11 months job openings. Apply now! Duties include grounds keeping, mowing, clean up, repairs, assisting permanent staff with projects, etc. Weekend and holiday work is required. Great opportunity to get your foot in the door for permanent jobs. Fun place to work, every day is something new. We will train you if you are willing to show up. Pay is $8.00 per hour. Housing may be available. Download and print application pd 107 from www.oshr.nc.gov or pick one up at the visitor center. We are taking applications all year long.