Temporary Employment

Temporary and seasonal jobs are available at most state parks and recreation areas, with varying durations of employment to include more opportunities during our peak season. A variety of opportunities are available, including park attendants, lifeguards, office assistants, naturalists, maintenance workers, and grounds keepers.

All currently available seasonal positions at Falls Lake State Recreation Area are listed below. Park staff will post an alert at the top of the park's web pages if they are actively seeking applicants for a seasonal opening.

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Job information

These positions are 40 hours a week and are for an 11-month or 6-month period, depending on availability. Working weekends and holidays is required.

The pay is $14 per hour.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties include working with park staff on grounds maintenance projects (including the use of lawnmowers and weed eaters), collecting litter and cleaning bathrooms and facilities, trail and campsite maintenance, and assisting with repair projects throughout the park.

Requirements and qualifications

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 and 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.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid NC driver's license.

Permanent Employment

All permanent job listings are posted through the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Online Job Application System.

Please note that most permanent employment opportunities have a very short posting period of only a few days. As such, permanent employment opportunities are not posted in this page.

The Online Job Application System allows you to create a "Get Job Alerts" link that will notify you via email when a position matching your interests and skills becomes available.

To use the Online Job Application System, you will need to create an account in order to submit an application for employment. Sign in or create a new account through the "Sign In" button at the top right of the page. There is a link at the bottom of the pop-up box to create a new account.