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Job openings at DCR


DCR is looking for talented people to fill positions listed below. Unless otherwise stated in the job announcement, to be considered for a listed position, you must complete and submit an electronic state application by the close date stated in the job announcement.

Generally applications must be made through the RMS (electronic state application); however, in some instances (State Park positions only), we will accept paper applications. The paper application is here. Be sure to refer to the individual recruitment for specific requirements.

Full-time, salaried employment offers the choice of healthcare plans; vacation, family/personal and sick leave; sickness and disability plan, employer-paid life insurance; retirement; and deferred compensation with employer match. Certain positions require a criminal background check and/or a Conflict of Interest Financial Statement. Law-enforcement positions require a fingerprint-based FBI investigation. DCR is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer.

For seasonal and hourly positions at state parks, contact the particular park for details.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires must complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Executive branch agencies are required to use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

For additional information on these openings please contact hr@dcr.virginia.gov. Find positions available throughout Virginia at Virginia Jobs.


2015 Seasonal Summer - Pocahontas State Park, Open Until Filled

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE SHIFT WORK INCLUDING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS ON A ROTATING SCHEDULE. NO BENEFITS ARE ASSOICATED WITH SEASONAL POSITIONS.

-Operations
*Grounds Worker (Maintenance) Maintains park buildings and grounds by performing multiple routine tasks such as: mowing / trimming grass with push mower, weed eater, commercial riding mowers, brush cutters and tractors; trimming branches and removing brush with various hand and power tools; cleaning restrooms and buildings to park standards; removing trash from grounds and trash cans; report repair needs as required to supervisor; conduct post rental inspections of buildings to ensure cleanliness of facilities; provide customer information as required to ensure excellent customer service; work with grounds workers to ensure completion of tasks; assist team leader with supervision to ensure completion of assignments; light equipment and vehicle maintenance; trail maintenance and repair; communicate as needed over park two way radio system. Previous experience with landscaping or custodial experience preferred, applicant must have the ability to understand simple verbal and written instructions, work in team environment, attend mandatory paid training, to comply with OSHA requirements applications must be 16 years of age. Valid Driver's License Required.

-Contact / Office Support Staff
*Office Services Aide (Cashier) - Work in Park Office or Park Contact Station performing various tasks such as: collect revenue from park visitors, operate cash register to conduct sales of merchandise and facility rentals, register campers, conduct sales of State Fishing and Hunting Licenses, answer park telephones, use various types of office equipment, provide customer information as requested either verbally or in writing, communicate with park staff as needed to ensure relaying of information using telephones, two way radios or other means. Previous experience not required, application must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, basic knowledge of computers and office equipment, ability to work in a team environment, attend mandatory paid training. Applicant must be 16 years of age.

-Pool Operations
*Pool Attendant - Work at park aquatic facility performing tasks that include assisting park patrons to ensure a safe recreational environment to include watching pool play areas, water slides, wading pools, and fountain deck. Duties also comprise of cleaning aquatic facility and restrooms to park standards, removing trash from aquatic facility, maintain a neat uniformed appearance and provide excellent customer service. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Previous experience not required. Applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to work in a team environment, attend mandatory paid training.

*Lifeguard - Work at park aquatic facility to ensure safety of pool patrons through enforcing rules and regulations. Position includes supervising swimmers and pool patrons from an elevated platform or pool deck, administer first aid as required to level of training, participate in skills tests as required. Other duties include, but are not limited to, pool cleaning, bathhouse cleaning, maintaining a neat uniformed appearance and providing excellent customer service. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Applicant must be certified by the American Red Cross or YMCA certification in lifeguarding. CPR/AED, First Aid. Depending on number of application, park may offer training class. DEPARTMENT POLICY REQUIRES LIFEGUARDS TO BE 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Certification in ARC or YMCA lifeguarding required, applications must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to work in a team environment, attend mandatory paid training.

*Chief Lifeguard - Work at park aquatic facility to ensure safety of pool patrons through enforcement of rules and regulations and supervising assignments and rotations of lifeguard and pool attendants. Applicant must be certified by the American Red Cross on Lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid, depending on number of qualified applications, park may have training class. Work includes supervising a shift of up to 14 employees and occasionally lifeguarding swimmers and pool patrons from an elevated platform or from the pool deck, administers first aid as required to the level of their training, conduct hourly water sample test, participating in weekly skills tests as required, clean restrooms, pool deck, facilities, trash removal. Complete reports as required, may be required to learn pool pump / filter operations and operation of STRANCO impact and STRANCO system 4. A minimum of three years experience as an ARC or YMCA certified lifeguard, supplicant must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to work in a team environment, attend mandatory paid training.

*Office Services Aide (Cashier) - Work in multiple locations as assigned to include pool ticket booth, pool snack bar, boat rental areas, amphitheater and camp store. Greet customers, operate cash register sales point, and collect state funds through sales of merchandise, entrance fees, and food / beverage or rental fees. Provide customer information as requested either verbally or in writing, communicate with park staff as needed to ensure relaying of information using telephones, two way radios or other means. Previous experience not required, application must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, basic knowledge of computers and office equipment, ability to work in a team environment, attend mandatory paid training.

*Food Cook - Work in park snack bar and prepares food as required. Adheres to VA Department of Health regulations and serve safe practices. Safely and efficiently operates various cooking implements to include knives and other sharp instruments, various types of ovens, hot dog rollers, microwaves. Cleans and sanitizes entire work area daily at a minimum. ServeSafe certification a plus. Previous experience not required. Applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, attend mandatory paid training.

*Aquatic Facility Manager - Complete daily administrative functions of the aquatic facility. Ensures that all employees adhere to all policies and regulations, ensures staff complete all assignments as required, serve as an onsite manager for the daily pool operations, ensures proper operation of cash registers to include reconciling end of day till for all sales points, prepares daily revenue report, assists, ensures adequate customer service and satisfaction by effectively handling customer complaints, Applicant should have a strong knowledge of Business Management / Supervision Principles, strong ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to follow instructions, work with minimal supervision. Previous experience in ANY type of supervision required. Previous experience in food or recreational operations required. Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing, ability to lead and work in a team environment, must attend mandatory paid training.

Nature Center
*Park Interpreter - Leading environmental education programs, including, but not limited to summer camps, birthday parties, public and private school programs, daycare groups, canoe and kayak trips, campfire programs, roving ranger, craft workshops and guided hikes. Program research and development. Assisting visitors with information about both the nature center and the park. Ability to identify common flora and fauna of the park and surrounding area. Ability to familiarize themselves with the trails and waterways within the park. Assisting in the supervision of volunteers for the interpretive programs. Developing special exhibits for the Nature Center and for park kiosks and assuring park kiosks information is up to date. Maintaining all interpretive resources and ensuring they are in good working order. Staffing interpretive booths during park events, such as concerts. Assisting with the care and maintenance of all animals on exhibit and their habitats. Assisting with the cleaning of the nature center. Previous education or experience in Biology or other sciences preferred, application must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, REQUIRES OPERATING STATE OWNED MOTOR VEHICLES. A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIRED. Basic knowledge of computers and office equipment, ability to work in a team environment, attend mandatory paid training.

Applications can be mailed to:

Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Fax to: 804-796-4004
Email: Pocahontas@dcr.virginia.gov

For additional questions, call the park Office at 804-796-4255

Pay rate is based on applicant's prior knowledge, skills and abilities

DCR is an EEO/AA/ADAA Employer.