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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.

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


2013 Seasonal Summer Employment, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Open Until Filled

All positions require shift work, holidays and weekends, some night shifts

Maintenance Ranger, $8.00 per hour Position duties include: Performing recurring grounds care, housekeeping, routine building maintenance, minor construction repairs, and general maintenance tasks associated with grounds care, building care, and equipment maintenance. Daily work tasks include general facility maintenance, mowing grass, cleaning rental cabins, trash and litter removal, debris cleanup, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Basic knowledge of hand tools, power tools, tractors, lawn mowers, and other maintenance required. Required to operate park owned vehicles, riding mowers, power trimmers, tractor. Must be at least 16 years old and possess a valid driver's license.

Lifeguard, $8.00 per hour Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents; is alert to note possible swimmers in distress. Strictly enforces policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons and promptly warns users of existing safety hazards. Performs rescues and appropriate follow-up procedures, including the use of any available equipment in the performance of First Aid/CPR, and required after action reporting of rescues. Responsible for cleaning area surrounding beach facility, trash/litter pickup, sweeping sidewalks, & cleaning restrooms. Successful candidate must complete Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Waterfront training, First Aid and CPR/AED training.

Contact Ranger/Office Staff, $7.25 per hour Assists visitors by providing information regarding services provided by State Parks and other local attractions. Maintain a clean work area; assist with inventory of gift items, and selling of gift items. Provides coverage at the parks contact station and park office. Required to collect revenue, operate a computer, cash register, fax machine, laminator, handheld radio & multi line phone system. Position provides accurate and detailed information on the campsite and cabin reservation procedures/information, park fees, directions, pricing, annual passes, trail information, park interpretive programs, and local area information. Performs clerical duties such as answering telephones, copying, and typing correspondence.

Concession Services, $7.39 per hour Performs tasks as assigned in the snack bar. Duties include, but are not limited to, cooking/preparing/serving food and refreshments, use of kitchen equipment such as grills and deep fryer, washing dishes, and keeping kitchen area and equipment clean and operable. Upkeep of concession facility to include sweeping, mopping, cleaning tables, and removing trash. Responsible for weekly inventories of food and merchandise, cash handling and use of cash register for sales relating to food, merchandise and swim ticket sales.

A Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:

Smith Mountain Lake State Park 1235 State Park Rd Huddleston VA smlake@dcr.virginia.gov 540 297-6066

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link: http://dcrintra.dcr.virginia.gov/DCR Public/Jobs/Application.doc

DCR is an E-Verify Employer. DCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.