Job Opportunity - VA - Park Manager - Machicomoco State ParkPark Manager - Gloucester County, Machicomoco State Park

Jul 17, 2020

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is the state’s lead conservation agency and it takes a diverse agency to work for a diverse commonwealth. DCR protects what people care about – access to the outdoors, natural habitats, open spaces, clean water and safe infrastructure.  We manage 38 Virginia State Parks, which has thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, beaches, festivals, educational programs, more than 500 miles of trails… the list goes on.  If you’re someone who wants to love what you do, and make a difference, DCR is the place for you!

Park Manager - Machicomoco
Role Title Natural Resource Manager II - 59116
Job Open Date 07/20/2020
Job Close Date 08/17/2020
Open Until Filled  
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $38,750 - $74,500
Agency Dept of Conservation & Recreation (199)
Agency Website  
Location Gloucester - 073
Position Number MA001
Job Posting Number 1068228
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 05

Located in Gloucester County, Machicomoco State Park is soon to be one of Virginia’s newest State Parks and will add to the award winning line of state parks in Virginia. The park is currently under-development and will consist of a campground, hand carry boat launch pier, hiking trails, and an interpretive area centered on telling the story of Native Tribes in Virginia. This position will conserve, protect, enrich, and advocate compatible uses of Virginia’s natural, recreational, and scenic resources to maintain and improve the quality of life for present and future generations by ensuring responsible stewardship of natural and cultural resources. The Manager will provide daily leadership, direct staff, operations, and expenditures in the operation of a major state park providing for programs and services to ensure visitor expectations are met and the park’s natural and cultural resources are protected for future generations. The position will ensure department, division, and park support through civic activities, media relations, and interaction with other governmental officers and/ or agencies. The Park Manager will manage compliance with regulatory agencies for health and safety and provide intra-agency resources for the advancement of the Agency’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a considerable knowledge of personnel management, grounds and facility maintenance and upkeep, budget planning, interpretation, resource management, and public relations in a park and/or natural, cultural, or recreational operational setting. Substantial knowledge and experience in developing and maintaining working relationships with community groups, nonprofits, volunteers, other government agencies and educational entities. Knowledge of natural and cultural resource issues and processes and regulatory requirements with the ability to accommodate them into operations management. Working knowledge of major trades and construction techniques. Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer degree from accredited 4-year college or university with emphasis in natural resource management, business administration, outdoor recreation or history. Accumulated training and experience can substitute for degree. Extensive experience in operation and maintenance of a state park or other publicly available facility. First Aid, CPR, & AED certification is preferred.

Special Requirements

Valid VA Driver’s License or ability to attain required. Criminal history record check, references, and work history will be verified prior to employment. Ability to work in diverse conditions including exposure to the outdoors, weather in all seasons, dust, animals and insects. Ability to perform activities that may include standing, bending, pulling, climbing, and occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Position requires shift work, including weekends and holidays and requires the wearing of a state-issued uniforms.


Conditions of housing include the incumbent providing security and operational efficiencies to the property of the Department, and the incumbent must also enter into a lease agreement and demonstrate possession of liability and personal property insurance.

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). Applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State applications and or in resumes. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application, resume, or other relevant documents provided; therefore, it is essential to for applicant to supply detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application/resume, or a state application/resume lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. 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.

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

NameLaura Nelson

Phone: (804) 786-5657