Jobs at Lake Norman State Park

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 Norman State Park 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.

Seasonal Positions

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Job Information

The park has several General Utility Worker positions. Work term is up to 11 months.

Work schedule for GUWs varies from 32 to 40 hours weekly, with weekend and holiday work required.

The pay is $12 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

GUWs are generally responsible for facility and grounds maintenance. This includes cleaning bathrooms, picking up litter, emptying trash cans, mowing and trimming grass, trail maintenance, and assisting park staff on other park projects. This position will be working closely with the maintenance staff but should be able to work unsupervised.

Requirements and Qualifications

In this position, you will be required to drive a park vehicle, so you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Job Information

This position has a work schedule that varies up to 40 hours weekly, with weekend and holiday work required. The position lasts for 6 months.

The pay is $12 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The office assistant at the visitor center is responsible for courteously serving the public in collecting fees, providing information about the park, answering questions, and registering campers. The office assistant also handles creating new reservations in the central reservations system and facilitating the boat rentals on Park Lake. The person in this position must keep accurate track of money, sales, and inventories in the gift shop.

The office assistant will also assist in light maintenance work that includes, but is not limited to, emptying garbage cans, collecting litter, and cleaning public restrooms and staff area. As with all seasonal positions, the office assistant may also perform other duties as needed to assist park staff.

Requirements and Qualifications

The office assistant periodically performs duties that may involve lifting, carrying, and moving moderately heavy objects.

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.

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