Jobs

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.

Seasonal positions at Jockey's Ridge State Park are listed below. Park staff will post a green alert at the top of the park's web pages if they are actively seeking applicants for a seasonal opening.

Seasonal Positions

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Job Information

This position (#60095273) works up to 40 hours a week, in a varied shift schedule, with morning shift beginning at 8 a.m. and late shifts ending at 9 p.m. The Park Technician must work holidays, weekends, and nights.

The pay is $14 per hour, and housing is available.

Duties and Responsibilities

This Park Technician position focuses primarily on developing and delivering interpretive/educational programs. Additional tasks include assisting staff with daily general park operational needs and routines.

The person in this position should expect to conduct daily programs with children and adults; patrol park areas daily on ATVs; provide visitor information and services; report any park violation(s) to park ranger(s); provide park maintenance duties as needed; participate in local agencies' programs and in park training sessions; and prepare and research for assigned interpretive programs and develop new program outlines.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a high school diploma. Preferably, the ideal candidate will possess a background in biology, zoology, natural resource management, or related field. Prior work experience in outdoor education is also a plus.

The employee must possess the physical ability and stamina to carry out park duties. They must also have a basic knowledge of coastal natural resources. They should either have experience or willingness to engage in public speaking, occasionally to large audiences. The ideal employee will also have experience working with the public in a service or informational setting.

Additional Information

Please send your completed PD-107 application to Ranger Austin Paul at austin.paul@ncparks.gov, with the job description #60095273.

Job Information

This position (#60095274) works up to 40 hours a week, in a varied shift schedule, with morning shift beginning at 8 a.m. and late shifts ending at 9 p.m. The Park Technician must work holidays, weekends, and nights.

The pay is $14 per hour, and housing is available.

Duties and Responsibilities

This Park Technician position focuses primarily on natural resource management, including plant species identification, invasive species identification and removal, boundary work, species inventories, and other resource-based management projects. Additional tasks include assisting staff with daily general park operational needs and routines.

The person in this position should expect to conduct natural resource projects; lead educational programs with children and adults, including but not limited to guided hikes and nature programs; patrol park areas daily on ATVs; provide visitor information and services; report any park violation(s) to park ranger(s); and provide park maintenance duties as needed. This position will be required to create and teach at least one unique park-related program during the allotted time worked, as well as learn and teach a set of reoccurring park programs.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a high school diploma. Preferably, the ideal candidate will possess a background in biology, zoology, natural resource management, or related field. Prior work experience in outdoor education is also a plus.

The employee must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. They must also have a basic knowledge of coastal natural resource and the willingness to engage with the public in customer service and educational programming.

Additional Information

Please send your completed PD-107 application to Ranger Justin Barnes at justin.barnes@ncparks.gov, with the job description #60095724.

Job Information

The Office Assistant position (#60095270) works 40 hours per week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will need to work weekends and some summer holidays.

The pay is $14 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office Assistant will primarily work as an information liaison for park visitors. They will provide visitor information and assistance. They will assist park staff with various projects, to include: typing, filing, assigning hang gliding permits, managing brochures, and helping with the general upkeep of the visitor center, museum and office area.

Requirements and Qualifications

High school diploma, prior office experience, experience working with the public, and computer skills are preferred. The Office Assistant must be able to communicate clearly with park visitors.

Additional Information

Please send your completed PD-107 application to Ranger Jennifer Cox at jennifer.cox@ncparks.gov. Please be sure to indicate Office Assistant Job #60095270 on your application.

Permanent Employment

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