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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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For additional information on these openings please contact hr@dcr.virginia.gov. Find positions available throughout Virginia at Virginia Jobs.


Edu Support Spec II - Chief Ranger Visitor Experience, Chippokes (# 00644), Closes 2/11/2013

Located at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry County, VA, this position supervises the interpretive and environmental education programs, and other special events at the park. Duties to include development, implementation and advertising a wide variety of programs evolving around the natural, cultural and historical themes of the site and area. May assist with resource management projects. Develop relationships and work with local school districts, institutes of higher learning, non-profit partnerships, organizations, and community organizations to implement these programs and events. Duties include managing the Park's volunteer program, supervising the Park Volunteer Coordinator, management of seasonal program wage staff, and development and administration of the interpretative program budget. Supervises volunteers to maintain historic collections and documents to museum standards. This position may also be required to perform general park related duties infrequently. Shift work including weekends and holidays is required.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess good communications and interpretative skills. Experience and knowledge of the development of park related interpretive and environmental education programs. Experience and knowledge working with community partnerships related to educational & interpretive programs. Possess knowledge of marketing and advertising programs and events. Experience working with educational institutions to develop curriculum specific programs for students and teacher. Experience providing customer service and public relations. Experience and knowledge of developing special events. A valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of college preferred with a major study in the field of environmental science, biology or history. Additional communications and public relations experience and/or education beneficial. Experience in the field of Park Interpretation may be partially substituted for the educational requirements. Previous experience providing supervision in an interpretive or museum environment also preferred.

Special Requirements: Must be able to obtain American Canoe Instructor Certification, CPR/1st Aid/AED.

Hiring range $30,606 - $49,225

Application Closing Date: February 11, 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.