(From Gov. Eric Greitens)
Today, Governor Greitens announced an initiative within the Department of Natural Resources aimed at recruiting and hiring more veterans at Missouri State Parks. Last summer, DNR began recruiting veterans to serve in the department. Now, that effort has been expanded by opening additional positions to veteran recruits including Park Ranger, Park/Historic Site Specialist and maintenance classifications. Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources is developing a new website devoted to veteran recruitment.
Today, Governor Greitens and Rep. Steve Lynch met with DNR staff and veteran recruits at 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,” saidGovernor Eric 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.”
“This initiative will provide new opportunities for veterans, and reflects Missouri’s commitment to those who have served for all of us,” saidRep. Steve Lynch (R-122). “It will have a positive impact on our parks system, and make a difference for veterans coming home.”