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Full-time Positions Available at DCR


The following DCR positions are being recruited. 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 Parks Positions only) we will accept paper applications. The paper applications can be downloaded from this link. Please 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.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Effective June 1, 2011, agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Executive Branch will use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

For additional information on these openings please contact hr@dcr.virginia.gov.

For seasonal/hourly positions at state parks, directly contact the State Park of interest for information on these job opportunities.

You can find positions available throughout Virginia at Virginia Jobs.


Natural Resource Specialist II (Chief Ranger), position # S9998, Closes 08/29/2014

Closes On:  08/29/2013

**** This listing is opened to the General Public. External and internal applicants will be considered.****

DCR is currently seeking candidates for law enforcement Chief Ranger positions within the Division of State Parks. Candidates selected for interview will also be required to satisfactorily complete physical agility and behavioral assessments. DCR will fill future positions statewide for Chief Ranger from the "pool" applications received, as vacancies occur.

Job Description:

Position requires shift work, including weekends and holidays. Individual is required to have or have the ability to obtain a valid Virginia driver's license and certifications in CPR and First Aid and other certifications as necessary. Required to accept law enforcement training and authority, as well as required to live in park housing.

Recruiting, hiring, training and supervising seasonal staff, which provides support for park programs and services; overseeing and recruiting for volunteers and camp host programs; assisting in the overall management and operation of the park, with special emphasis on visitor and resource protection, provision of visitor services, volunteer labor, interpretive programs, resource management, concession operation and buildings and grounds maintenance; assisting in the development of park budget and annual operating plan; supervising development and operation of interpretive programs and facilities to include explanation of natural and historical features; managing implementation of park work programs and maintenance of park facilities and grounds; coordinating publicity, designs "in- house" materials to be used on bulletin boards and as handouts; and providing for public safety and resource protection by enforcing park rules and regulations and state laws through use of Conservation Officer powers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Working experience or knowledge in a park or other recreational setting; experience in supervising, training and maintaining effective working relationships with the public, employees and volunteers; working knowledge or experience in preparing and presenting interpretive and environmental education programs; working knowledge or experience in the management of natural resources; working knowledge of OSHA regulations and the ability to train staff on the proper use of tools, equipment and procedures necessary for a safe and efficient completion of an employee's duties; and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Position requires shift work, including weekends and holidays. Individual is required to have or have the ability to obtain a valid Virginia driver's license and certifications in CPR and First Aid and other certifications as necessary. Required to accept law enforcement training and authority, as well as required to live in park housing.

Special Requirements:

Sworn Conservation Officer Requirements: Must be a US Citizen; be at least 21 years old; must pass a background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquires; must be a high school graduate or have a GED degree; have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia; and have not tested positive on a pre- employment drug screening test. Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm. All applicants must successfully complete physical agility and behavioral assessments before any interviews will be scheduled. Testing will be held at the close of this recruitment.

Hiring Range: $33,667-$54,653

Application closing date is August 29, 2014. A state application must be completed and submitted for consideration. Applications must be filed on-line at: http://jobs.virginia.gov/.

If you do not have access to a computer, please apply on-line through Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) in your area (most offices have public access computers and will assist you in completing an application) or visit a local library to use the public access computers. If you have questions or problems, call 804 786-7964

DCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.