Youth Conservation Corps(YCC)Member-Park Resource Keeper (P.R.K)

New Castle, Kent and Sussex County Parks

Recruitment #021519-MXCC03-400305

Summary Statement

These 12 positions, six positions on a New Castle County team and six on a Kent/Sussex County team, are summer youth employment positions for young people aged 17 – 21 years of age with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation. The members work as part of a team conducting park projects that impact visitor experience and conservation and trail projects throughout state parks in the teams region. All positions are seasonal positions working 28 hours per week June 24 – August 16, 2019.

The mission of the Delaware State Parks YCC is to engage youth in important conservation and park projects while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

YCC Core components include:
• Practical job work experience
• Environmental education and experiences
• Job and/or college preparation.

Consideration will also be given to students who are unable to adhere to these dates as a result of snow days and school schedule in June.

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Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position 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.

  • Assists with Park based projects.
  • Assists with native and invasive plant survey and identification.
  • Trail Maintenance and possible trail reconstruction/constructions projects.
  • Litter cleanup and waterway and shoreline cleanup.
  • Assists Conservation Technicians with grounds work throughout the park.
  • Other occasional projects may include: Historic building maintenance/preservation, assist other resource management projects (including wildlife management, and environmental education), Water quality monitoring, special events set up, logistics, station assistance, and tear down.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Must be 17 – 21 years of age

Additional Posting Information

Work shirts, protective equipment and tools will be provided. Transportation from base site to work area will be provided. This posting may be closed on or before closing date upon filling the vacant positions.

This posting may be closed on or before 5/16/19 upon filling the vacant position(s).

** This is an environmental stewardship summer job, not a summer camp experience; the participants will work hard, sometimes in difficult conditions including mud, hot sun, and mosquitoes and flies.

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

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.

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


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.