Primary Responsibilities: Volunteer Program: Recruit, schedule and evaluate volunteers and alternative staffing such as YCC, VSCC, and Eagle Scouts. Maintain volunteer database and records. Develop and maintain volunteer opportunities and job descriptions. Serve as a catalyst to integrate volunteer efforts in support of overall park operations, programs and planned projects. Request and present volunteer awards. Develop and coordinate Volunteer Appreciation Events, and maintain effective communication through newsletters, etc.
Other Duties: Provide visitor assistance in the Visitor Center, Contact Station, or Interpretation. Operate cash register. Must be able to work evening, weekends, and holidays. Assist Business Manager and/or Chief Ranger with projects, Special Events planning and marketing.
Education: Prefer 2 years of college education with major study in parks, and recreation, education, communication, marketing, or public administration. Experience in park interpretation, outdoor recreation, volunteer management, or special events coordination may be partially substituted for the education requirement.
Knowledge and Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with people of all ages, verbally and in writing; ability to provide good customer service; ability to organize and implement events and programs; competent in Microsoft Office applications, a valid Virginia driver’s licenses and clean driving record; be willing or become certified in Basic First Aid, and CPR.
Personal Characteristics: Demonstrate interest in people and parks, ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt and appropriate course of action, neat personal appearance, pleasing personality, honest and with integrity.
Compensation and Employment Period: $12.00-$15.00 per hour starting wage range, depending on experience, works a maximum of 1500 hour per fiscal year from May 1 to April 30, 28-32 hours per week, worker’s compensation is the only benefit provided.
A Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:
145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520
Application deadline: Open Until Filled
A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:
The Department of Conservation & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.