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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.

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Volunteer Coordinator - Admin & Office Spec II - Wage/Hourly - James River SP - Closes 6/30/2015

Closes On:  06/30/2015

Primary Responsibilities: Volunteer Program: Recruit, schedule and evaluate volunteers and alternative staffing such as Alternative Spring Break, YCC, VSCC, Eagle Scouts, as well as, topic expertise partnership groups, i.e. beekeepers, blacksmiths, astronomy clubs, Audubon's , Master Naturalist, bike and horse associations, etc. Maintain volunteer database and records. Develop and maintain volunteer opportunities and job descriptions, Serve as a catalyst to integrate volunteer efforts in support of overall park operations, programs and planned projects. Request and present volunteer awards. Develop and coordinate Volunteer Appreciation Events, and maintain effective communication through newsletters, e-mail, social media (Face Book, Pinterest, Twitter, etc).

Other Duties:
Provide visitor assistance in the Visitor Center, Contact Station, or Livery. Operate cash register. Must be able to work evening, weekends, and holidays. Assist Chief Ranger Visitor Experience with Special Events planning and marketing.

Education: Prefer 2 years of college education with major study in parks, and recreation, education, communication, marketing, or public administration. Experience in park interpretation, outdoor recreation, volunteer management, or special events coordination may be substituted for the education requirement.

Knowledge and Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with people of all ages, verbally and in writing; ability to provide good customer service; ability to organize and implement events and programs; demonstrate interest in people and parks; ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt and appropriate course of action; competent in Microsoft Office applications, be certified or be willing to become certified in Basic First Aid and CPR.

Compensation and Employment Period: $11.00-$13.00 per hour starting wage, depending on experience, work a maximum of 1500 hour from May 1 to April 30, 28-32 hours per week, there are no benefits associated with wage positions.

Application: Send a completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application for employment to: James River State Park, 104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone, VA 24553. Call 434-933-8527 for more information.

A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.