Jobs and Employment Information

Interested in working in the great outdoors, maintaining Virginia's Forests? A career in forestry may meet your needs. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) offers job vacancies through the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) website.

Our Careers In Forestry information is also available as a brochure. (PDF format).

Current Job Openings

To Apply: Apply on-line via the Commonwealth of Virginia's Virginia Jobs website listed above.

  • VDOF only accepts online applications for all VDOF employment opportunities. Applicants may apply online via the Virginia Jobs website located at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/. VDOF will provide, if requested and needed, reasonable accommodation to applicants to access the application and/or interview process. If any assistance is needed when applying online, please contact VDOF at 434.220.9069. Applicants selected for an interview will be required to provide copies of their college transcripts.

Volunteer Work Camper Program

Travelers interested in staying and working at either the Augusta Forestry Center or New Kent Forestry Center can do so through the Volunteer Work Camper Program. Full-time campers volunteer at least ten hours of work per week per person in return for their stay at the facility. Both facilities offer a variety of work interests: collecting and planting seed; seedling grafting and greenhouse work; groundskeeping and landscaping; carpentry and maintenance; and facility cleaning and clerical work. Tasks vary depending on the time of year and activities going on at the time; there is something for everyone at our nurseries.

Our campground has been featured in “Workcamper News,” and both are so popular that many travelers have returned more than once. Since the campgrounds stay booked much of the year, campers are reminded to call well in advance to secure a site.

New Kent Forestry Center

  • Six campsites, which include water, electrical and sewer hookup
  • Concrete pads with picnic tables
  • Shaded, quiet area of the nursery
  • Ice machine and laundry facilities available
  • Local points of interest: nature trail, bird watching, fishing and many tourist attractions in nearby Williamsburg and Richmond
  • Phone: 804.966.2209
  • Map and Directions to the New Kent Forestry Center

Augusta Forestry Center

  • Four campsites, which include water, electrical and sewer hookup
  • Concrete pads with picnic tables
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Local points of interest: Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, Newmarket Battlefield, Woodrow Wilson birthplace, a frontier museum and caverns
  • Phone: 540.363.5732
  • Map and Directions to the Augusta Forestry Center

Other Forestry Job Listings

Last modified: Thursday, 11-Apr-2019 09:41:38 EDT