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Job openings at DCR

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.

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Wilderness Road State Park -Education Support Specialist I - Wage/Hourly - - Open Until Filled

Education Support Specialist I
Plans and presents a variety of programs and activities focusing on the environmental, historic and cultural features of Wilderness Road State Park and the surrounding area to the general public. Should be willing to research additional topics in order to lead successful programs. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Must possess strong personal communication skills. Must be friendly and outgoing. Able to work unsupervised and with a team. Programs will include guided waking/hiking programs, nature crafts, natural history/environmental education, and outdoor recreation skills. Will inform park visitors of rules and regulations for the purpose of protecting and preserving Park natural areas. Able to accurately maintain reports related to programs. Proficient with Microsoft operating systems.

Successful candidate should be willing to work weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays up to 40 hours per week. This is a wage position with no benefits and the employee is limited to working no more than 1500 hours in a 12 month period from May 1 to April 30. Must provide own uniform according to policy. Training in outdoor skills and in interpretive education methodology will be provided.

Successful candidates should possess knowledge of ecological concepts and familiarity with outdoor recreation skills. Prior experience or education in biology, environmental sciences, education, history, parks and recreation, or wildlife studies preferred. Have basic knowledge of Virginia's flora and fauna, and the ability to plan, organize and conduct tours and programs featuring them. Familiarity with archery or paddling techniques helpful. Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License or must be able to obtain one. Familiarity with accepted American Red Cross First Aid procedures desirable

A complete signed and dated Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:
Wilderness Road State Park
8051 Wilderness Road
Ewing, Virginia 24248
Phone: (276) 445-3065 Fax: (276) 445-3066

Position is Open Until Filled. A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer