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 William B. Umstead 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 General Utility Worker position is 40 hours per week for a 6- to 11-month term, with the possibility of rehire after a state-mandated separation.

The pay is $12 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The person selected for this position will work with other GUWs to ensure the park's facilities are clean and maintained. This team performs daily cleanup of the picnic areas, campground, parking lots, restrooms, and other public facilities. The team also works to maintain our grounds and landscape, including mowing, weed eating, trail maintenance, and park beautification. GUWs will assist with short-term and ongoing projects and may perform repairs and light trades work.

Requirements and Qualifications

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

The right person for this position will have a can-do attitude, be willing to learn, and be able to interact with the general public in a positive manner. Most of the work completed in this position is performed outdoors, in all weather conditions. Applicants must be able to work outside in hot weather for extended periods of time.

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.