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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.


Environmental Manager I, Visitor Experience Manager, Central Office (# 00644), Closes 2/14/2013

This position is located in the State Parks Central Office in Richmond, VA. As Visitor Experience Manager for Virginia State Parks, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and directing the development and delivery of a broad range of environmental education and interpretive programs designed to help park guests, the general public and special interest groups develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources administered by the division and the need to conserve them. The Manager works with field staff and other managers within the Division of State Parks, DCR, related state agencies, the National Park Service, private citizens, conservation groups, volunteers, and others to further the effectiveness of the educational programming. Additionally, independent decisions on all routine budgetary and operational matters (supervision of staff, travel, training, communications, procurement, etc.) for the Visitor Experience Bureau are required with advice and guidance sought from the Visitor Services Manager on policy- level decisions.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience leading/managing an interpretive programming or natural science education environment or experience that would allow the successful performance of the position's duties. Experience developing interpretive short and long range visitor experience management plans. Understanding/knowledge of the principles of graphic layout and design (exhibits, signs, etc.). Management experience including supervision and review of staff, budgeting & procurement responsibilities. Basic research skills, good verbal communication and public speaking skills. Knowledge of and/or interest in Virginia's cultural history, knowledge of interpretive writing and editing, and the ability to possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the exhibit development process and knowledge of desktop publishing. Master's Degree preferred in an area related to natural science, interpretation, park administration or related field.

Hiring Range $60,000 - $84,062

Application Closing Date: February 14, 2013

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications that say, "see resume" will not be considered. 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.