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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.


Natural Resource Specialist II (Park Ranger-Law Enforcement) position # S9999, Closes 08/29/2014

DCR is seeking candidates for Park Ranger law enforcement positions within the Division of State Parks.

Job Descripton: Responsible for performing maintenance of the park facilities and grounds; grounds keeping, small engine repair, equipment inventory, painting, plumbing, carpentry, and trail construction. In addition, incumbent will be responsible for preparing reports, budget proposals and tracking payroll information, and cabin/campground administration. Also, be responsible for enforcing state laws, park rules, and regulations; and ensuring the safety of park visitors and staff.Purchasing supplies/ materials and maintaining customer satisfaction through positive public and professional contacts. Plus, the incumbent is responsible for cash/revenue collection, and computer inventory and tracking.

Knowledge of building trades, working knowledge of OSHA regulations and the ability to train staff on the proper use of tools/equipment and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to perform mechanical maintenance, small engine and vehicle repair, operate tractors, mowers, etc. Ideal candidate will have knowledge of construction, plumbing, carpentry and electrical wiring for building maintenance. Knowledge/experience in customer service and working with the public is essential.

Working experience or knowledge in a park or other recreational setting; experience in preparing and presenting interpretive and environmental education programs; working knowledge or experience in the management of natural resources; experience in supervising, training and maintaining effective working relationships with the public, employees and volunteers.

Special Requirements: 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. Must be a high school graduate or have a GED degree. Must not have been convicted of or plead 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.

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. Required to accept law enforcement training and authority. Candidates selected for a preliminary interview will also be required to satisfactorily complete physical agility and mental health assessments. DCR will fill current and future positions for Park Ranger LE from the "pool" applications received as positions are approved to fill. Position requires shift work, including weekends and holidays

Hiring Salary Range depending on experience is: $30,217-$42,072.

This position closes as of 5:00 p.m. on August 29, 2014.

A state application must be completed and submitted for consideration. Applications must be filed on-line applications 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.