Seasonal Conservation Project Assistant

Recruitment #051618-MXGB01-400305

Summary Statement

This position will assist program staff with drafting grant applications, improving land inventory records, and developing strategies and information resources to advance collaborative conservation initiatives. Some field work accompanying project staff to existing and potential project sites may be required. Opportunities to participate in and assist with other Division field studies may be available as need arises and time allows.

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.

  • Reviews land inventory records in hard copy and spreadsheet / database formats, and works closely with the Program Manager to update records and make improvements to streamline information that supports habitat conservation and management.  
  • Assists program staff with drafting grant proposals and assembling grant applications to support fish, wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • Assists the Conservation Initiative Coordinator with reviewing and updating conservation strategies and developing information resources to support community partnerships, recreation enhancements and ecotourism opportunities that will increase awareness, understanding and support for conservation accomplishments and goals.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintains 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. Must be 18 years old.
  2. Six months experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets or databases.
  3. Knowledge of Geographic Information System programs.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

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


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