Delaware State Park Veterans Conservation Corps

Multiple Park Positions

Recruitment #102020-MXGB01-400300






The Division of Parks and Recreation preserves cultural and historic resources, from a Civil War-era fort to elegant estates. And it provides a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors.


Click here for more information about the Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps.





Summary Statement

The Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps (DSPCC) Veterans Corps is a program engaging military veterans in a limited term of employment to gain training, certification, and skills in natural resource management.  The positions will be located within all three counties, with occasional travel throughout the state.

A variety of Veterans Corp park positions are available at Killens or Bellevue State Park, may include the following:  

  • The Veterans Corps Team Leader will lead a team of 3 Veterans. Team members will engage in environmental stewardship and trail projects throughout Delaware State Parks. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions.  The Team Leader will coordinate activities with Park Administrator and Program Administrator and work alongside professional staff of Conservation Technicians, Field Biologists, Environmental Stewardship team members, and Trails crew.
  • Members will perform duties within the Environmental Stewardship, Trails and Arborist Program promoting the wise management and conservation of native wildlife and plant species within northern Delaware State Parks and Nature Preserves. 

Work is performed indoors, outdoors, evenings, and holidays as scheduled to meet Park needs.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Knowledge of botany, biological sciences or natural resources.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position 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.

Team Leader

  • Provides daily supervision and guidance to a team of 3 Veterans Corps members.
  • Coordinates work, scheduling of team and supplies with Park Administrator, Park Superintendents, Environmental Stewardship Program Manager, Trails Program Manager and Arborist
  • Communicates with Program Administrator regarding team member issues 
  • Completes necessary reports and administrative forms.
  • Transports team to work locations.
  • Assists with land management activities to maintain the park’s natural areas, trails, meadows and shoreline.

Team Member

  • Assists with land management activities to maintain all State Park ecosystems including; forests, meadows and aquatic ecosystems with primary focus in New Castle County, Delaware.
  • Assist with native and invasive plant survey, identification, and invasive plant removal
  • Assist with wildlife management program
  • Use of power equipment to include chainsaws, mowers, and heavy construction equipment
  • Conduct targeted invasive plant control via mechanical and chemical applications
  • Trails Maintenance
  • Litter cleanup and waterway and shoreline cleanup.
  • Other occasional projects

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 for all positions must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

Team Leader

  1. Veteran and/or active Guard/Reserve
  2. Knowledge of supervising staff or volunteers.
  3. Knowledge of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.
  4. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Team Member

  1. Veteran and/or active Guard/Reserve
  2. Knowledge of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 1/20/2021 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Boots, work shirts, protective equipment and tools will be provided.

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


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.