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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.


Education Sup Specialist II, Chief Ranger-Visitor Exp #00834 Douthat State Park Closes 2/11/13

Chief Ranger - Visitor Experience Douthat State Park Closes 2/11/13

Position located at Douthat State Park, Bath County, VA. Responsibilities are to manage interpretive, environmental education, special events and educational programs. Duties to include development, implementation and advertising of a wide variety of themed programs evolving around the natural and historical themes of the site. Incumbent may assist with resource management projects or develop relationships and work with local school districts, institutes of higher learning, non-profit partnership organizations, and community organizations to implement these programs and events. Duties include management of seasonal program wage staff and development and administration of the interpretative program budget. May be required to perform park related duties during emergencies.

Knowledge of natural, historical, and cultural resources themes of the region. Must possess excellent communication, customer service, public relations and interpretative skills. Candidates need to possess experience and knowledge in working with community partnerships and educational institutions to develop curriculum specific programming for teachers/students. Candidates should have experience and knowledge in marketing and advertising of programs and events, and possess the skills necessary to manage, organize, develop, present, and market park interpretative and environmental education programs within the mission of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Two years of college preferable with a major study in the field of Environmental Science, Biology or History. Additional communications and public relation experience and/or education beneficial. Experience in the field of Park Interpretation may be partially substituted for the educational requirements.

Must be able to obtain American Canoe Instructor Certification, CPR/1st Aid. Must have current valid driver's license.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications must be filed on-line at: http://jobs.virginia.gov/. 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.

Hiring Salary Range: $30,606 - $49,225 Position Closes 2/11/13. DCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to Apply.