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DNR Job Vacancy

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Careers with the State of Georgia

Listings of jobs with Georgia state agencies, Georgia cities and counties, and the federal government.


Seasonal Interpreter & Part-Time Naturalist Positions

Each spring/summer Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites hires seasonal and part-time interpreters to conduct interpretive programs and recreational activities for park visitors. A seasonal interpreter's responsibilities include leading hikes or tours, conducting nature programs and campfire programs, leading games and other recreational activities and conducting a Junior Ranger Day Camp for children.

Part-time interpreters conduct interpretive programs and recreational programs as well as planning and coordinating special events and working with visiting school groups. Part-time positions are year-round with fewer work hours during the winter months.

Training

All new interpreters are required to attend a three-day orientation. Lodging and meals are provided at the three-day training. 

Benefits

The pay rate for seasonal and part-time interpretive staff is $9–$10/hour. Some sites have free housing available at the park—refer to the availability chart.

Requirements

A completed college degree is not required. Areas of study that would be most appropriate include Outdoor Recreation and Interpretation, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Biology/Ecology, History or other related field. Previous experience in a related field is desired or experience in public relations, customer service and public speaking. Applicants must have strong communication skills and be able to work independently.

Questions

Please email Ellen Graham at Ellen.Graham@dnr.ga.gov with any questions.


Internships & Manager-In-Training (MIT) Programs

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites set up this program to recruit college students for internships, leading to full-time employment with one of the best state park systems in the country.

Internship Program Description

The internship opportunity offered by PRHS is designed to cover the total operations of a state park, including visitor services, maintenance, programming, safety and security, and internal administration. In serving as an intern with PRHS, the individual will be, in effect, a representative of PRHS just as a fulltime employed associate. At parks with large staffs, interns will see that associates are often assigned specific areas of responsibility and at parks with smaller staffs; interns will see that associates are more likely to be cross trained and responsible for a variety of areas. While all parks operate under the same administrative procedures, the actual onsite operations vary greatly. Parks include various attributes that may be natural, recreational, cultural, and/or historical.

Internships will also be available at the PRHS headquarters office with a modified program that would be customized based on the degree held. The headquarters internship is designed to cover business management, natural and resource management, park operations and administration.

Manager-In-Training (MIT) Program Description

The MIT opportunity offered by PRHS is designed to cover the total operations of a state park, including visitor services, maintenance, programming, safety and security, and internal administration. In serving as an MIT with PRHS, the individual will be, in effect, a representative of PRHS just as a fulltime employed associate. At parks with large staffs, MITs will see that associates are often assigned specific areas of responsibility and at parks with smaller staffs; ITs will see that associates are more likely to be cross trained and responsible for a variety of areas. While all parks operate under the same administrative procedures, the actual onsite operations vary greatly. Parks include various attributes that may be natural, recreational, cultural, and/or historical.

MIT opportunities will also be available at the PRHS headquarters office with a modified program that would be customized based on the degree area held. The headquarters MIT program is designed to cover business management, natural and resource management, park operations and administration.

Application Information

The intern application process starts with an online application request. Your request will be e-mailed directly to the Volunteer Coordinator who will review the information and share your application with the appropriate managers seeking interns.

Once approved by the park manager, the student will be asked to supply the following:

  • Criminal Background Check
    • HR TruCheck Access Code: gadnr
  • Letter from the student's Academic Advisor approving the placement
  • Current resume
  • Official university transcript

Contact Information

Nyleta Wallace, Volunteer Program Manager

Nyleta.Wallace@dnr.ga.gov

Karen Glover, HR Generalist

Karen.Glover@dnr.ga.gov


AmeriCorps PositionsAmeriCorps Logo

Our AmeriCorps program runs from August 2017–July 2018. During that time members will deepen their understanding of stewardship ethics and help park visitors make connections to Georgia’s natural and cultural resources through collaboration with talented park personnel across the state. Interpretive members will gain experience as public speakers; developing and implementing unique programming; and strengthening interpretive skills. Resource members will make significant improvements to Georgia’s unique natural resources for their preservation and for the use and enjoyment of all Georgians and visitors. Resource members will sharpen their understanding of resource management principles and methods by participation in invasive species mitigation projects, controlled burns, boundary maintenance and other natural resource areas.

Team Leader Positions

AmeriCorps Team Leaders will motivate, direct, and coordinate members in a structured program of service, education, and training as well as modeling a good service ethic.

Member Positions

Benefits

Living Stipend. Eligible for health insurance coverage, childcare assistance, and student loan deferment and forbearance on qualified loans. Housing available. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. 

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • 18+ years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a U.S. Driver’s license

Preferred (but not required)

College Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Interpretation, Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, GIS, Surveying, History or related field. Ability to understand and speak Spanish. (Experience may substitute for degree/certifications)Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 2 references to Kent.Wall@dnr.ga.gov.