Missouri State Parks has launched a new website designed especially for recruiting military veterans for positions within the state parks system. This new site is a significant step forward in a continued initiative by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to recruit and hire more veterans, starting with its Division of State Parks.
Governor Eric Greitens announced the effort during a visit to a job fair at Fort Leonard Wood aimed at hiring more veterans to the Missouri State Parks system.
“Our veterans’ proven dedication to service makes them uniquely qualified to protect our public resources in Missouri State Parks,” said Governor Greitens. “We’re grateful for their sacrifices and proud that this new initiative will help give opportunities to those who have sacrificed for us. It’s the right thing to do.”
The Missouri State Parks veteran recruitment website includes a list of positions currently open to veteran applicants, details on the application process and an overview of State employee benefits. There are also links to a wide variety of employment services and resources for veterans provided by other state and federal agencies and programs. The Missouri State Parks veteran recruitment website can be accessed at mostateparks.com/veteran-recruitment-program.
“Recruiting and hiring military veterans is one of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ top priorities,” said MoDNR Director, Carol S. Comer. “What sets them apart and makes them truly unique in today’s workforce is their well-proven dedication and commitment to what they believe in. We recognize that those character traits, combined with unparalleled training, knowledge and skills, are critical to our department reaching its full potential. That’s why hiring veterans is so important to us.”
For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.