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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.

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Natural Resource Specialist II, Chief Ranger (P9998) Closes 2/28/2013

DCR is currently seeking candidates for law enforcement Chief Ranger positions within the Division of State Parks at various locations throughout the state. Recruiting, hiring, training and supervising staff, which provides support for park programs and services. Incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and recruiting of volunteers and camp host. Assisting in park operations with special emphasis on visitor and resource protection. Position may be resonsible for visitor services, volunteer labor, interpretive programs, resource management. Concession operation, buildings and grounds maintenance; and assisting in the development of park budget and annual operating plan may be responsibility. Incumbent will be responsible for supervising the development and implementation of interpretive programs which include explanation of natural and historical features. Employee will be responsible for managing implementation of park work programs and maintenance of park facilities and grounds. May also be in charge of coordinating publicity, designs "in- house" materials to be used on bulletin boards and as handouts; and provide public safety and resource protection by enforcing park rules and regulations and state laws through use of Conservation Officer powers.

Basic knowledge in supervising and training staff is required. Working knowledge of OSHA regulations and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing are necessary. Applicant should have a basic knowledge of facilities/grounds maintenance as well as ability to perform/ superivse such tasks as plumbing, carpentry, electrical wiring and/or small engine repair. Must be a US Citizen; be at least 21 years old; must pass a background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history record inquires; must be a high school graduate or have a GED degree and not have 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. 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.

Preferred candidate will have experience in development and implementation of interpretive programs and facilities to include explanation of natural and historical features. State Parks prefers basic knowledge of budgeting and accounting procedures as well as working experience or knowledge in a park or other recreational setting. Ideal candidate will have experience in supervising, training and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers and the public as well as working knowledge or experience in the management of natural resources. Prefer knowledge of recruiting, hiring, training and supervising staff and programs as well as experience assisting in managing implementation of park work programs and maintenance of park facilities and grounds as well as employees and volunteers.

Sworn Conservation Officer Requirements: 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 Chief Ranger from the "pool" applications received as positions are approved to fill. Applicant is required to accept law enforcement training and authority, as well as required to live in park housing.

Hiring salary range is $30,000.00-$49,255.00.

This position closes as of 5:00 p.m. on 2/28/2013.

Only on-line applictons will be accepted. Apply at If you do not have access to a computer, please apply on-line through any local Virginia Employment Commission Office (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, please call 804 786-7964.

DCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.