District Resource Management Assistant

Virginia State Parks

Scottsburg, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $14.50 to $17.00
Deadline Mar 31, 2021
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

This position assists the District Resource Specialist with implementation of resource management projects across State Park District 5, which includes Claytor Lake, Fairy Stone, Occoneechee, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton River, and Staunton River Battlefield State Parks. The position will be based at Staunton River State Park in Halifax County, Virginia. Position will require daily travel and occasional overnight travel.

Primary duties will be to assist resource management staff in performing forest management activities including timber cruising, timber evaluation, boundary marking, vegetation surveys, permanent monitoring plot establishment, and long term land management planning and implementation. This position will also be responsible for supervising a crew of 4 individuals working to build new trails and repair existing trails as well as complete other natural resources related projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, to perform strenuous work in an outdoor forest environment. Knowledge of regional tree/non-woody plant species and ecosystems, and tree species identification strongly recommended. Knowledge and experience in use of forest measurement tools including Biltmore stick, clinometers, diameter tape and compass. Ability to operate and maintain equipment such as tractors, skid steer, chainsaw, etc, is a plus. Valid Driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of GIS/GPS equipment and mapping software, ESRI ArcMap 10 or ArcPro is an advantage. Supervisory experience is an advantage. VA Pesticide Applicator's License or Registered Technician Certification License preferred. License will need to be obtained if not currently licensed. NWCG fire fighter crew level certification preferred. Certification will need to be obtained within 12 months. Preferred but not required a Bachelor's degree in natural resources or related field or relative experience.

Special Requirements: There are no health benefits or paid vacation leave associated with the job. Employees are limited to working no more than 1500 hours in 12 months from May 1 to April 30. Position does not include benefits. Employment in all positions within the Virginia State Parks is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. Employer participates in e-Verify.

Although we are currently seeking qualified applications for this position, all applicants for employment should be aware that evolving conditions with COVID-19 as well as the state budget may impact our ability to ultimately fill this position during the 2021 season. We will continue to post updates to our www.dcr.virginia.gov website and recommend applicants check that site often to remain up-to-date on any changes or park closures.


A complete signed and dated Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:

Reed Stanley

District 5 Resource Specialist

Staunton River State Park

1170 Staunton Trail

Scottsburg, VA 24589

Email: reed.stanley@dcr.virginia.gov

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



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