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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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2014 Seasonal Summer Employment - Westmoreland State Park, Open Until Filled

Maintenance Ranger: Weekends and holidays required. Responsible, result-oriented individuals needed who are able to work at times without direct supervision and who can prioritize tasks and positively interact with the public. Duties focus on assisting in the daily running of park facilities and grounds keeping. This entails a variety of tasks, which changes according to the day of the week, number of visitors or activities. A large portion of the work will include custodial duties in the bathrooms, picnic area, and maintaining the landscaping. Other tasks throughout the summer may include: painting, mowing, trail work, carpentry, vehicle and equipment maintenance, assisting with interpretive programs and resource management projects. Valid driver's license required.

Contact Ranger: Weekends and holidays required. Outgoing applicants needed to assist visitors to Westmoreland State Park by providing information regarding services available and other local attractions. Duties include operation of cash register and collection of appropriate user fees while maintaining revenue accounting reports. Performs registration procedures for campers and cabin guests. Answers main park phone line and Park radio system. Contact rangers will inform visitors of the rules and regulations for the purpose of protecting and conserving park areas.

Food Service Technician: Weekends and holidays required. Detail-oriented and friendly individuals needed to assist in the operation of Westmoreland State Park's concessionaire services. Duties at the Snack Bar include money handling, cash register operation, food preparation, selling merchandise and swim tickets, and keeping the store and picnic area clean and sanitary.

Boat House Contact Rangers: Weekends and holidays required. Detail-oriented and friendly individuals needed to assist in the operation of Westmoreland State Park’s Boat House. Duties at the Boat House include money handling, cash register operation, boat rentals, selling merchandise, and providing park information regarding services available and other local attractions. Must be able to load and unload kayaks, paddleboards, and paddleboats to and from storage racks.

Interpreter: Weekends and holidays required. Outgoing and responsible individuals with a strong interest in working with a wide variety of customers needed to assist with interpretive duties throughout the Park. Interpreters are responsible for keeping the Discovery Center open and organized, and provide information to visitors about the history of the park and its natural resources. Duties include updating interpretive kiosks throughout the park, leading public programs such as guided hikes and kayak trips, and money handling. Interpreters assist with school groups, scout programs, fairs, and park programming.

Park Lifeguard: Weekends and holidays required. Responsible individuals needed to lifeguard at Westmoreland State Park Pool. Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents. Must be alert to note possible bathers in distress and must avoid distracting influences. Consistently enforce policies, rules, and regulations governing the conduct of the pool patrons and promptly warns users of existing safety hazards. Performs rescues and appropriate follow-up procedures. Performs routine maintenance and cleaning tasks as assigned by supervisor. Must have valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate and CPR certificate.

For all positions, experience is not necessary, but preferred. We provide on the job training. Employee may be required to perform other park related duties during emergencies, or on a non-recurrent basis. Seasonal summer jobs can be an outstanding first step toward a lasting career with the park service.

Application deadline: Open Until Filled.

For more information, please call the park office at(804) 493-8821

A Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:

Westmoreland State Park, Attention: Application, 145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520

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

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