Trap Pond State Park Seasonal Outreach Naturalist

Recruitment #022720-MXGC06-400303

Introduction

 

Trap Pond was once the site of a large freshwater wetland and still hosts the country's northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees. The pond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill used in harvesting the baldcypress. The federal government purchased the pond and surrounding farmland during the 1930s, and the Civilian Conservation Corps began to develop the area for recreation. Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first State parks in 1951.

 

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Summary Statement

The seasonal Outreach Naturalist Position is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive programs that will increase the student and visitor awareness of the environment while fostering appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Delaware State Parks' cultural and natural resources at Trap Pond State Park.  This position is responsible for outreach programs to local schools, organizations, and special events. Outreach programs include natural history, cultural history, and the facilitation of the Delaware State Parks Mobile Science Lab.

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.

  • Develops and facilitates educational programs for schools and special events.
  • Leads school environmental education programs tied to state standards to increase student understanding of Delaware’s natural and cultural resources.
  • Delivers interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.
  • Helps coordinate and implement summer camp and campground programs at Trap Pond State Park.
  • Provides general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Distributes interpretive publications.
  • Leads educational and recreational hikes, canoe and kayak trips plus programs for park visitors.
  • Includes live animal care and handling.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Outreach Naturalist

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. Six months experience planning and delivering interpretive programs for adults and children.
  2. Six months experience coordinating and promoting special events or initiatives.
  3. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
  4. Knowledge of natural history, anthropology, entomology, ornithology, cultural history, recreation science, and/or ecology.
  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 04/28/2020 upon filling the vacant position.

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.

Accommodations

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.

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