Seasonal Eco-Explorers Biological Aide

Recruitment #080718-MXGB01-400300

Summary Statement

This position will present wetland environmental education material about the salt marsh to groups of fifth grade students and will present youth fishing programs, help set up equipment at start of programs, and clean and put away equipment at end of programs. This position will also assist in maintaining program materials, equipment and other educational resources, and perform other tasks related to the preparation and presentation of the field trip and fishing programs.  Work is performed outdoors under various weather conditions.

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.  

  • Provides educational material and technical information about the Salt Marsh to groups of 5th grade students.  
  • Provides educational material about fishing techniques, safety and equipment. 
  • Guides and educates families and groups of children while they learn to fish, assists with fishing programs at the Aquatic Resources Educational Center (AREC) and throughout the State.
  • Maintains program equipment and materials.
  • Provides general customer service and information to visitors.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting under various weather conditions with large amount of walking and occasional lifting of equipment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, professionalism and good communication skills, and interact as a team member with other staff and volunteers.
  • 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 of age.
  2. Experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  3. Knowledge of public speaking or interpreting.
  4. Knowledge of environmental science.
  5. Knowledge of outdoor activities, such as fishing.
  6. 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.

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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