PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) maintains and preserves 120 state parks; manages 2.2 million acres of state forest land; provides information on the state’s ecological and geologic resources; and establishes community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas. This is accomplished using a workforce of full-time and seasonal employees. The majority of these positions are covered by the Civil Service Act and require Pennsylvania residency to apply; however, Forester job titles no longer require PA residency. In addition, some positions may require possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For the most current information on which positions are currently accepting applications and for application procedures, please contact DCNR’s HR Office or refer to the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission web site at

Seeking applicants for:
Summer positions or internships
Fixed-term or seasonal positions
Permanent positions

Christy Haertsch
Supervisor, Bureau of Human Resources

Mark Potter
Forest District Manager, Rothrock State Forest