Seasonal Fort Tradeshelper

Recruitment #042919-MXCC15-400308



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. Manned only briefly during World Wars I and II, the island and fort were finally abandoned and declared surplus property in 1944, when ownership was transferred back to the State of Delaware. Fort Delaware became a state park in 1951.

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Summary Statement

This position is responsible for supporting staff in the maintenance of the buildings and grounds at one of Delaware's oldest state parks, Fort Delaware State Park.  This position will assist in the trades fields including HVAC maintenance, plumbing, vehicle/equipment maintenance, boat maintenance, and general carpentry which includes working on and around historic structures, park owned vessels.  Work will also include preventative maintenance on various equipment, and will include being transported in a boat to some work areas. This position may also be asked to supervise daily seasonal work crews and tasks.

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.

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks throughout new and historic buildings.
  • Identify possible projects to improve the park and communicate this with management.
  • Conduct walks throughout the day to monitor safety, learn and apply basic skills and trains by gaining experience in various types of buildings.
  • Safely and properly, operate Fort Delaware State Park (FDSP) maintenance equipment as required.
  • Assist in plumbing maintenance.
  • Work on park projects and equipment as assigned or required.
  • Perform routine maintenance on park owned vessels, which are essential to the parks operation.
  • Coordinate maintenance issues with FDSP maintenance staff as required and assist as needed.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • 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:  

  1. Six months experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  2. Six months experience in record keeping.
  3. 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 06/01/19 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.

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.