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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.


2013 Seasonal Employment Parks Interpreter Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Closes On:  02/15/2013

Smith Mountain Lake State Park located in southern Bedford County, Virginia has a seasonal summer employment opportunity for a Parks Interpreter Duties include: planning and presenting, under the direction of the Park Interpretive Program Manager, a variety of programs focusing on the natural, environmental, historic and cultural features of Smith Mountain Lake State Park and the surrounding region of Virginia. Programs will include campfires, hay rides, nature crafts, natural history/environmental education, recreational activities and outdoor skills. Will assist with daytime and evening canoe tours of Smith Mountain Lake and evening hay rides and campfire programs. Will maintain a log of visitor participation. Will inform park visitors of rules and regulations for the purpose of protecting and preserving Park natural areas. May be required to perform park related duties as needed during emergencies or on a non-recurring basis. Must provide own uniform and be willing to work shift work to include weekdays, weekends and holidays, with occasional evenings.

Preferred qualifications: One year of college with major or minor study in one of the fields of natural sciences or history desirable. Have basic knowledge of Virginia's flora and fauna and the ability to plan, organize and conduct tours and programs featuring them. Familiarity with outdoor survival skills, canoeing or fishing techniques helpful. Will train. Must be comfortable with public speaking and providing customer service to the general public. Requires standing, bending and walking in the outdoors exposed to the elements. A valid driver's license and familiarity with accepted American Red Cross First Aid procedures desirable. A Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to: Smith Mountain Lake State Park 1235 State Park Road Huddleston, VA 24101 Phone: (540) 297-6066 Fax: (540) 297-1578 smlake@dcr.virginia.gov

This is a seasonal opening and offers no benefits or insurance.

A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link: http://dcrintra.dcr.virginia.gov/DCR_Public/Jobs/Application.doc The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.