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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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Mason Neck State Park, Education Support Specialist II Open Until Filled

Education Support Specialist II

DUTIES: Education Support Specialist II (parks interpreter) provides meaningful educational opportunities and experiences for park guests by interpreting the significance of the park's natural/historical/and cultural resources. The Education Support Specialist is responsible for the daily planning and conducting of interpretive programs and educational outreach, including corresponding with the general public, schools, scout groups etc about programming. The position is responsible for maintaining the visitor center and is responsible for the daily care and health of all exhibit animals, including maintaining logs. The Education Support Specialist assists with the development if the interpretive program schedule and planning special events.

Other duties include maintaining all interpretive resources and ensuring they are in good working order, creating new programs, working with other local organizations to diversify programming, writing blogs, posting photos to flickr, attending professional development workshops and seminars, obtaining facilitator certification in curriculum guides, such as Project Wild, assisting park visitors using good customer service techniques, keeping accurate records and assists with other duties as assigned.

The Education Support Specialist may be required to perform other park-related duties during emergencies or on nonrecurring basis. Position requires shift work, including weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicant must have the ability to organize and conduct nature, culture and history programs for all ages; ability to effectively communicate with very diverse audiences of people of all ages, both verbally and in writing; knowledge of Virginia history; understanding of ecology and familiarity with the area's flora and fauna. Ability to paddle a canoe or kayak. Individual is required to possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver's license.

No benefits are associated with wage or seasonal positions which are limited to, but not guaranteed, 1500 hours of work from May 1 to April 30th each year. Rate of pay: $12.00 hourly.

To Apply:

A Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:

Mason Neck State Park 7301 High Point Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079 or e-mail to

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.