Fort Delaware State Park Multiple Positions

Recruitment #021621-MXAB05-400309




Originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, Pea Patch Island also became a Union prison camp during the Civil War, housing up to as many as 12,595 Confederate prisoners of war at one time.



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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal park positions are available at Fort Delaware State Park, which may include the following:

Grounds Maintenance:  $9.25/hr - responsible for the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment to include lawn mowing and custodial work, schedule is Monday – Friday and must be willing to work around boats and water.

Trades Helper/Labor Foreman: $12.00/hr - position will perform work in the building maintenance trade fields, vehicle/equipment maintenance, grounds maintenance and oversee seasonal staff as needed. Schedule is Monday – Friday and must be willing to work around boats and water.

Revenue Attendant (Fee Collector): $9.25/hr - will sell ferry tickets, park permits and retail items, provide customer service by explaining regulations, answer visitor requests, and provide information about the park and surrounding areas.  Applicants must be available to work weekends and holidays as scheduled and must be willing to work around boats and water.

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.

  • Duties will vary for each position.
  • May maintain and compiles fiscal and narrative records and reports.
  • May operate landscaping equipment and use of hand and power tools.  May Perform custodial services in restrooms, offices, and other buildings.
  • May assist in electrical and plumbing maintenance.
  • May set-up, monitoring and clean-up support for park programs and special events.
  • May collect appropriate fees and account for money.
  • May maintain and compiles fiscal and narrative records and reports.
  • Provide excellent customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, and good communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

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:

Grounds Maintenance

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Experience using landscaping equipment and hand or power tools. (Grounds only)
  3. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving.

Trades Helper/Labor Foreman

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Experience in the building, vehicle/equipment and grounds maintenance trade fields.
  3. Experience leading work crews and overseeing the work of others.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Revenue Attendant

  1. Six months customer service experience.
  2. Six months experience in cash handling, writing receipts.
  3. Six months experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, or databases.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 4/17/2021 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


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.