Public service is a special calling. Careers in Virginia State Parks are more than just a job; they are a way of life. This is particularly so for career field positions - chief rangers, assistant managers, park managers and district managers - who work and live in the parks.
Park positions are more than you might expect. Running a park is like running a small city. The staff performs various duties, including natural resource management, visitor services, law enforcement, water and waste water treatment, facility management and repairs, occupational safety, human resources, financial management and so forth. Staffers must often be “Masters of All Trades.” Park management is challenging, but the work environment in and around Virginia’s most spectacular natural and cultural resources can't be beat.