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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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2013 Seasonal Employment - Grayson Highland State Park Closes 3/22/13

Grayson Highlands State Park located in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia has summer employment opportunities for the following seasonal positions:

Contact Ranger (s) - Assists park visitors by providing information on the Park's facilities and programs along with local points of interest, general directions and attractions in the area. Operates electronic cash register and collects appropriate user fees while maintaining required revenue accounting and reporting forms. Performs registration procedures for campers, overnight backpackers and adventure program participants. Answers incoming phone calls providing requested information or re-directs the caller to the appropriate office or facility. Prior experience in customer service work or a related field is desirable.

Administrative and Office Specialist I (Visitor Center) – assists Visitor Services Technician in operating the Virgil J. Cox Visitor Center Gift Shop and Mountain Crafts Gallery by processing, stocking merchandise and entering sales on weekends. Assists with inventory transfers to the Country Store and monitoring inventory levels. Provides information regarding state park services and other local attractions as needed. Assists with Annual Park Inventory beyond regular hours if needed to assure counts. Responsible for cleaning the Visitor Center, Gift Shop and displays and windows on a daily basis. Required to operate an electronic based cash register. Position must be familiar with detailed information on the campsite reservation procedures/information, park fees, directions, pricing, annual passes, trail information, park interpretive programs, and local area information in order to respond to inquries. May perform clerical duties such as answering telephones, typing, or folding brochures in support of park administrative staff. Prior experience in customer service work or a related field is desirable and the ability to work well with the public. Applicants will be required to work weekends and holidays from Mid-May through the end of September.

Trades Technician I/Parks Maintenance Ranger (s) - responsible for performing recurring grounds care, 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, trash and litter removal, debris cleanup, trail cleanup, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Basic knowledge of hand tools, power tools, tractors, lawn mowers, and other maintenance required. Applicant must be available for evenings, weekends and holidays. Applicant must have valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Seasonal Interpreter- plans and presents a variety of programs focusing on the natural, environmental, historic and cultural features of Grayson Highlands State Park. Programs will include campfires, nature crafts, environmental education, recreational activities, and outdoor skills. Applicant must be available for evenings, weekends and holidays. Applicant must have valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Housekeeper- responsible for cleaning park facilities including campground bath houses, visitor center, picnic shelters/restrooms and park office. Responsible for trash and litter removal in day use areas and park restrooms. Preparing picnic shelters for weekend rentals. Knowledgeable in proper cleaning procedures and safe handling of cleaning products is desirable. Assist with bagging/distributing ice, and distributing firewood. May be assigned other duties as required. Applicant must be available for evenings, weekends and holidays. Applicant must have valid motor vehicle operator’s license. A Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to: Grayson Highlands State Park 829 Grayson Highland Ln. Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 Phone: (276) 579-7092 Fax: (276) 579-2374 Email:

All positions are SEASONAL and work from mid-May until the beginning of October. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL POSTIONS MARCH 22, 2013

A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.