Division of State Parks
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is a leader in providing tangible and lasting improvements to the quality of Virginia’s resource lands and waters; serving as a trusted steward of the outdoor recreational and natural resources placed under its care; promoting the conservation and enjoyment of Virginia’s diverse and unique environment and rich cultural legacy for future generations; protecting public safety through regulatory programs and conservation law enforcement; and recognizing the value of its dedicated and committed workforce.
Virginia State Parks fulfills its mission “to conserve the natural, scenic, historic and cultural resources of the Commonwealth and provide recreational and educational opportunities consistent with the good stewardship of these lands, waters and facilities that leaves them unimpaired for future generations” by operating a system of state parks that encompasses over 73,000 acres; over 2000 campsites; over 300 cabins; over 700 miles of trails; nearly 500 miles of shoreline; nearly 36 lakes and ponds; 11 swimming beaches; 6 swimming pools; and 2 international dark sky sites. Virginia’s state park system is extremely diverse in natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. The system boasts features including parks in the mountains; on the ocean; on the Chesapeake Bay; on 8 major rivers; on 4 major lakes; 4 rail trails; and 3 battlefield sites. The system also offers over 20,000 educational programs and workshops each year. Visitation tops 10 million visitors annually, which contribute an economic impact of over $200 million to the Commonwealth. The annual operating budget for the system is $45 million. A full time staff of 275 and a wage staff of over 1000 during the prime season operate and manage the Virginia State Park system. There are 6 districts within the system and State Park Headquarters is located in Main Street Centre in downtown Richmond.
The Chief of Business Management and Administration reports to the Director of Virginia State Parks contributing key business insights and management of the Division’s business and administration functions.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
Prepares the annual budget for the division of state parks.
Generates, analyzes and presents monthly financial reports and ongoing analysis of Key Performance Indicators.
Oversees the divisions business functions ensuring strong internal controls – resulting in a clean annual audit in full compliance of state statute, administrative code, and generally accepted accounting principles.
Annually reviews and recommends changes to the Virginia State Parks fee schedule.
Effectively manages multiple funds including general fund and state park revenues.
Coordinates HR function with DCR office of Human Resources Management.
This position also serves as an integral member of the Parks Leadership Team providing strategic direction and operational oversight of Virginia State Parks.
Degree in Business Management, Administration, or Public Administration, or equivalent training/experience
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices
Strong budgeting and financial management skills
Ability to analyze financial information, make forecasts, conduct financial research, and organize information into clear reports
Knowledge of Human Resources Management
Demonstrated skill as a business professional with experience in business practices, policy development, process implementation, and financial processes
Ability to develop scopes of work, and to negotiate and monitor contracts
Masters in Business Administration
Experience state government budget management and finance
Experience in state government procurement
Completion of Statement of Economic Interest form will be required upon employment. This position also requires a background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employment in all positions within the Virginia State Parks is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, rehires or transfers to disclose their vaccination status upon hire. Disclosure of vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose your vaccination status, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resource Office.