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Job Listing: Trails Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist II)

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Sky Meadows State Park - Delaplane, VA

Closes - Open until filled

Position Title – Trails Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist II)

Salary - $13.00/hour

Job Type - Part-time

The Natural Resource Specialist II oversees the maintenance and development of the park’s trail system, including monitoring for and conducting trail maintenance, development and maintenance of trail amenities and signs, and coordination of the park's volunteer Trailblazer crew. The position also performs the duties of Shift Supervisor, including daily supervision of Visitor Center and Contact Station staff, daily cash management supervision, and sales reconciliation. Shift Supervisors also perform park opening and closing duties, and oversee the daily Visitor Services operations. Other duties include organizing and supervising volunteer work groups and projects, assistance with natural resource management, assistance with special events as needed, and other duties as assigned.

Position requires work on weekends, holidays and evenings. This is a year-round, part-time position, limited to 1476 hours from May through April. The position requires successful completion of a confidential criminal history background check.

Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates must have experience in natural resource management, trail maintenance or other related maintenance fields. Must excel in customer service and cash management skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Parks and Recreation Management or other similar degree is preferred. 

Special Requirements for all positions:

Must be willing to work weekends and evenings. 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 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:
Sky Meadows State Park

11012 Edmonds Lane

Delaplane, VA 20144

Phone: 540-592-3556

Application deadline: Open until filled. 

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


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.