Jobs at South Mountains 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.

All seasonal positions at South Mountains State Park are listed below. Not all of them are currently open for hiring. Please check the top of the park's web pages for a green alert that lists which job applications are currently being accepted by park staff. If there is no green alert, that means the park has no vacancies; visit our general Jobs page to find currently open positions at other state parks.

Seasonal Positions

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Job Information

The park has many General Utility Worker positions, with some lasting 6 months and others 11 months.

All types work 40 hours per week. Weekend and holiday work is required, and some evening shifts are also required.

The pay is $15 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work includes facility and grounds maintenance, including, but not limited to: cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash cans and disposing litter, mowing and trimming grass, maintaining trails, assisting visitors, and assisting park staff in other necessary park operations.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid 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.