Recreation and Conservation Advisor 2

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation

Do you have experience in parks and recreation management and looking to use your skills to provide valuable resources and opportunities for communities in Pennsylvania? The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking candidates for a Recreation and Conservation Advisor 2 position in the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation’s Community Parks and Conservation Division to assist with a variety of natural resource, recreation, and conservation acquisition grant projects. Apply today and join our team!

As part of this position, you will be involved in the organization, creation, coordination, assessment, and endorsement of projects related to natural resources, recreation, and conservation acquisition. You will oversee the entire process of acquisition projects, from addressing inquiries before receiving applications to the completion of approved projects and beyond. Additionally, you will act as the Project Manager for various acquisition projects managed by the Bureau in specific geographical areas of the Commonwealth.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
    Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, up to 5 days per pay period. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as a Recreation and Conservation Advisor 1 (commonwealth title); or
  • Two years of professional experience in parks, recreation, or natural resource conservation administration, planning, or development; and a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, city, regional, urban, or environmental planning, or a closely related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.