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 Lake James 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

The Park Technician works up to 40 hours per week, typically with 8-hour work days plus 1-hour lunch. Weekend and holiday work is required. The employment term for this position is 11 months.

The pay is $14 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Park Technician oversees a crew of seven General Utility Workers and assists Maintenance/Construction Technicians. Duties of this position also include, but are not limited to: mowing, weedeating, leaf blowing, trash pickup, cleaning campgrounds, cleaning all facilities (including restrooms and bathhouses), and assisting visitors.

Requirements and Qualifications

We are seeking self-motivated candidates. Experience is not required — just a willingness to learn. If you see yourself working at Lake James State Park, fill out an application today. We'd love to talk to you!

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.