Seasonal Park Patrol Officer

Multiple Sussex Beach Park Locations

Recruitment #021819-MXGC04-400308

Summary Statement

The seasonal Park Patrol Position is responsible for performing law enforcement duties such as patrol operations, crime prevention, public safety, opening and closing facilities, and visitor use management.  Work is performed under various weather conditions.  Some duties may vary for each park.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions.  Applicants must be available to work rotating weekends, overnight shifts, evenings and holidays as scheduled.

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.

  • Provide protective services to park patrons and staff.
  • Safely navigate sand, dirt trails and asphalt while carrying equipment for an extended amount of time.
  • Performs vehicle and foot patrol of assigned area.
  • Monitor recreational activities in the park.
  • Enforce park rules and regulations.
  • Implements appropriate action in response to complaints, violations or other inappropriate activities including assisting other law enforcement agencies.
  • Provide customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 4/18/19 upon filling the vacant positions.

Prior to assignment, appointees must successfully complete multiple day trainings which will require physical components. This course is administered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and will be held in May, 2019.  Coursework includes but is not limited to report writing, defensive tactics, ethics, rules and regulations, radio procedures, ASP baton, Oleoresin Capsicum spray (Training and Exposure), and first aid/CPR.

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.

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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.