DSP Conservation Project Specialist

Recruitment #010621-MXGC06-400306

Summary Statement

This position performs research and historic documentation in support of the Cultural Heritage program, historic architectural and archaeological investigations, and technical report writing and editing. This position oversees archaeology activities including digs by interns and volunteers as well as interpretive programs offered to the public. The position assists with content development for park website and social media pages and an occasional public speaking with small audiences will be required.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Conduct research utilizing on-line tools and printed materials, maps, pictures, field surveys, and oral histories.
  • Organize data in preparation of technical reports, historic evaluations and historic documentation, including file management, scanning and copying.
  • Photographic documentation, including processing and formatting digital files.
  • Reorganize the Resident Curatorship program including recruitment of potential curators, review of applications, and program consultation with potential and existing curators by applying knowledge of suitable historic preservation principles including the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (and associated Guidelines).
  • Assist with development of park history content for Division website.
  • Deliver cultural heritage programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.
  • This position is statewide and may travel to different Park sites each day.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor/indoor setting with large amount of walking and carrying small loads.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Conservation Project Specialist

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.   Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. One year experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets or databases.
  3. Six-month experience of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.
  4. Six-month experience of public speaking or interpretation.
  5. Possession of a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 02/06/2021 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.


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