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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.

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.


District Resource Specialist, Environmental Specialist II Pos #00699 Closes 8/6/13

Open to State Employees ONLY

Job Description: Provides district-wide management of State Park natural and cultural resources by developing and implementing resource management plans; coordinates resource management prescriptions and activities; manages and develops GIS resource data; prepares prescribed burn plans for district parks; serves as a DCR burn boss on prescribed burns; and obtains and maintains pesticide applicator certification. Coordinates cooperative resource management activities with other districts, divisions and agencies, such as fire management, timber management, invasive species control, trail design. Provides assistance to Natural and Cultural Resource Manager and District Park Manager in assessing potential environmental impacts related to construction and development projects. Position located in Halifax County.

Minimum Qualifications: Considerable knowledge and experience in resource management and environmental issues, practices and procedures. Basic knowledge of state and federal environmental law, policies, and regulations. Experience with using GPS and ArcGIS 10 or 10.1 software. Knowledge and ability for managing grants. Knowledge of controlled/ prescribed burns procedures. Combination of education/coursework/training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted for education.

Prefer: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park administration, resource management, forestry, wildlife management or a related natural resource field preferred. Prior experience in a State Park or similar setting a plus.

Special Requirements: Required to maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Required to obtain and maintain pesticide applicator certification. Required to obtain and maintain training and experience needed to participate on DCR prescribed burn crew and to become a DCR burn boss. May be required to work shift work, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Criminal history background check required of successful applicant.

Position Recruitment closes 8/6/13. Hiring Range: $41,778 - $56,100 Special Instructions to Applicants: 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 E-verify and EEO Employer.