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Park Ranger I

Job Title: Park Ranger I

Type:  Full Time – hours varies


Description:  This park ranger position provides educational programming, natural resource management, law enforcement/emergency services, seasonal employee supervision, administration, operations, and maintenance to Carvers Creek State Park. The ranger is responsible for maintaining park facilities, monitoring natural resources, and serving as a park contact for public information requests. This position will research the assigned natural and cultural resources and may develop and implement resource management plans. This ranger is a commissioned law enforcement officer and will enforce state laws and park regulations through patrol, education, warnings, citations, and arrests. This ranger performs and directs emergency medical response and emergency rescue in the park and will offer assistance to other parks. This ranger will have responsibilities for routine maintenance, making minor repairs, and provide trail maintenance. Operational duties include issuing facility permits, collecting park fees, opening and closing facilities, and purchasing equipment and supplies. This ranger will assist other park rangers and maintenance staff with their assignments when more manpower is needed or staff is absent.


Job Duties Include:

Technical Knowledge

  1. Experience preparing and conducting educational programs;
  2. Experience addressing varying size groups of people in a public speaking capacity;
  3. The ability to monitor, manage and protect natural and cultural resources;
  4. The ability to manage day to day activities in park operations.

Protection & Safety

  1. Working knowledge and skill in the operations, maintenance, facility upkeep and/or administration of parks or other outdoor recreation areas;
  2. Working knowledge of maintenance and repair processes and methods;
  3. The ability to utilize a methodical and logical approach to investigate and enforce criminal laws, state park rules and regulations;
  4. Ability to utilize the operation of basic handheld power equipment / landscaping type equipment (i.e., lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws and/or backpack blowers);
  5. The ability to utilize technical and professional information to facilitate protection and safety of persons, state and personal property;
  6. Must demonstrate a willingness to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Program Management

  1. Working knowledge of computers, related peripherals and software;
  2. Ability to accurately enter data into online forms and databases;
  3. The ability to supervise seasonal employees and other temporary or volunteer workers;
  4. Ability to plan and organize daily activities to meet program objectives;
  5. Ability to follow policy and procedures in response to various situations and problems


  1. Oral and written skills necessary to perform duties and ability to articulate observations while on patrol and during investigations;
  2. Ability to present information to individuals or groups;
  3. Ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the Park.

Applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and meet DOA Fleet Safety Policy guidelines.


Minimum Qualifications:  Prior to employment, candidates are required to have successful results in physical and psychological examinations to include drug testing and a background investigation as required by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education, Training and Standards Commission.

Contact Information: Rodney Lovett, 252-314-5892

Address: 121 West Jones St, Raleigh NC, North Carolina 27601

How to Apply: Send resumes to