Capital Program Administrator

Recruitment #061319-MABZ31-400300



The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 26,000 acres in 17 state parks, the Brandywine Zoo and Baynard Stadium. The Division manages 10 nature preserves and 12 other sites outside of the parks, and monitors over 100 conservation easements protecting more than 4,000 acres. The Division protects cultural and historic resources, and provides a wide variety of recreational facilities for Delawareans and visitors.

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Summary Statement

The purpose of this position is to manage the Delaware State Parks Division's diverse portfolio of capital projects with an annual budget of over $12 million dollars.  This position oversees project management and monitoring activities for all capital improvement project contracts for over 800 structures located at sites throughout the state.  This includes but is not limited to capital improvement projects for overnight accommodations, roads, sewer plants, historic forts, marinas, a zoo and a water park.

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.

  • Plans, manages and monitors the department's capital program for major and minor capital improvement projects. Works with department managers to determine/implement solution to capital problems.
  • Manages and implements a facilities management plan; coordinates the analysis and evaluation of usage, structures and other facilities, and equipments of the department. Develops a proposed plan which meets the overall department objectives.
  • Provides guidance and direction to professional and clerical staff. Reviews and evaluates work for conformance to goals and objectives.
  • Develops and implements fiscal tracking and reporting systems for capital funds.
  • Develops, conducts and/or coordinates planning studies related to short and long term capital needs of the department.
  • Chairs and staffs the department's task force relating to capital programs. Works with departmental, executive and legislative officials to explain fiscal and planning matters, determine problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • Develops and oversees the monitoring of the department's capital budget.
  • Conducts special studies or projects as assigned by superiors.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Capital Program Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control. 
  2. Three years experience in contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts.
  3. Six months experience in financial administration such as comprehensive analysis of programs, budgets, projects, services, alternatives, and costs; financial planning, revenue generation, revenue forecasting, expenditure forecasting, cash flow management and establishing internal control. 
  4. Knowledge of facilities planning and analysis which includes developing facilities management plans based on the evaluation and analysis of usage, structures and other facilities. 
  5. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

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.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire 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 supplemental questionnaire 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.