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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.

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Policy & Planning Director (Policy & Plan Mgr II) - Position #00040 - Closes 6/24/15

Closes On:  06/24/2015

The Policy and Planning Director's key responsibilities include director-level coordination, sound guidance and advice, and oversight for the proper formulation, planning, development, promulgation, and execution of Departmental policies; legislative, regulatory, and planning activities; and performance based strategic planning and tracking progress towards Agency performance measures. This includes ensuring that these Agency-wide policy, regulatory, and planning functions as assigned are completed in a timely and satisfactory manner and that efficient and effective guidance and advice is provided to DCR's senior leadership. The position directs the management of these activities so that the Agency may attain its goals and objectives and implement effective statewide programs. The employee must be able to provide sound guidance and advice on policy formation, development, and promulgation; and legislative and regulatory coordination, formulation, development, and execution. The position will assist in conducting policy research and legal analysis for use by Agency management and policy makers in evaluating program and policy options, and will help implement initiatives as requested.

The position provides guidance to Agency leadership and to the Agency's professional and technical staff including the statewide, multi-geographical organization locations of the Virginia State Park System, the Natural Area Preserves System, the Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and the Department's Administration and boards and foundations. The position also serves as a liaison on policy, planning, legislative, and regulatory coordination with the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Governor and the Governor's Policy Office and other members of the Governor's Staff and Cabinet, collegial bodies, General Assembly, other local, state, and federal agencies, and with private organizations and other clients of the Agency, and with DCR senior leadership as directed. This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Considerable oversight and supervisory experience in planning, policy development, legislative and regulatory coordination process, strategic long-term planning preparation and execution. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply the laws, regulations, policies and procedures affecting the Agency. Demonstrated ability to compile, analyze, and report complex facts and data and determine impact on the Agency and its programs; prepare detailed reports; and to work effectively with high-level public officials, stakeholder organizations, legal counsel, the public, and the Agency's leadership and staff. Strong written and oral communication skills. Skills relating to complex project coordination and management among diverse parties. Demonstrated ability to learn new and complex information quickly and to manage a diverse and demanding workload successfully.

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer knowledge and understanding of natural resources management issues, particularly those related to the Agency's mission, and the ability to communicate natural resource management issues effectively. Prefer an advanced degree in law, public policy/administration, or a bachelor's degree in natural resources field, or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience. Prefer experience in environmental/natural resources policy development and analysis, legal analysis, program assessment, handling of sensitive legal and policy issues and concerns, legislative and regulatory coordination/ implementation processes, and strategic long-range planning preparation and execution.

Special Requirements
Completion of Statement of Economic Interest form will be required upon employment.
Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check.

Salary: Negotiable to $93,000; Pay Band 6

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete the Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment on-line on the Recruitment Management System (RMS), at Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications that say, "see resume" will not be considered.

For questions, please contact: Human Resources - Phone: 804-786-7964; Email:

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply.