Environmental Stewardship Team Leader

Recruitment #090419-MXGB01-400300





The Division of Parks and Recreation monitors conservation easements protecting more than 4,000 acres of land.


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Summary Statement

This position will assist full-time Environmental Stewardship staff on all aspects of natural resource management in Delaware State Parks and Nature Preserves including leading a team that may include seasonal staff, interns, AmeriCorps members and volunteers.  Duties include, but are not limited to, manual and chemical control of invasive species, habitat restoration, nuisance wildlife management and assisting with the Division’s white-tailed deer management program.  Work is performed outdoors under various weather conditions.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.

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.

  • Field identification of native and invasive plant species.
  • Safe use of various hand tools and power tools.
  • Operate four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Safe application of herbicides using a variety of application methods.
  • Complete paperwork associated with herbicide application tracking.
  • Provide excellent customer service and park information to visitors.
  • 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. Experience with field identification of native and invasive plant species.
  2. Experience working with hand and power tools for vegetation management.
  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 10/05/19 upon filling the vacant position.

This is an environmental stewardship field job; the participant may work in conditions including mud, hot sun, and mosquitoes and flies.

This position will have Statewide responsibilities which requires travel throughout the State.  The State of Delaware provides transportation services to State agencies.

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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.


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.