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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.


Natural Resource Specialist II - Maintenance Ranger (# 00667) Closes 2/15/2013

Closes On:  02/15/2013

Position is located at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County, VA. This position will be responsible for supervising temporary employees and volunteers in maintenance of park facilities and grounds. Duties also include grounds keeping, small engine repair, equipment inventory and maintenance, painting, plumbing, carpentry, trail construction and maintenance. This position will also be responsible for promoting good public relations, preparing reports, fee collection and enforcing park rules and regulations. Furthermore, will assist in preparation of cost projections, prepare materials lists, obtain bids and makes purchases of supplies/materials as directed by supervisor. The successful candidate will also assists with training seasonal employees and volunteers in the safe and proper use of tools, equipment and proper maintenance of buildings and grounds. The incumbent of this position will also monitor water works and pool chemical operations as requested.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience performing grounds maintenance. Ability to work shift work including weekends and holidays. Knowledge &/or skills in organizing, planning & completion of projects or work orders. Knowledge/experience related to collecting fees & providing rules enforcement. Experience &/or knowledge of natural resources, mgmt techniques/processes & resource protection. Prior customer service experience. Must have physical ability to work in outdoor conditions, occasionally lift heavy weights and have physical dexterity/ability to perform maintenance related tasks. High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional education in park administration, museum operation, history education or closely related field preferred. Experience as a lead worker in a parks or recreational environment and providing customer service also preferred. Experience performing building and small vehicle and engine maintenance. Familiarity with OSHA guidelines and emergency first aid would be helpful.

Special Requirements: Requires a criminal history background check

Hiring Range: $26,162 - $36,383

Application Closing Date: February 15, 2013

Only electronic applications will be accepted through the Commonwealth of Virginia's job application site at: http://jobs.virginia.gov/. Applications that say, "see resume" will not be considered. 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.