Park Superintendent

Recruitment #110619-MGCG03-400300

Introduction

 

Originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, Pea Patch Island also became a Union prison camp during the Civil War, housing as many as 12,595 Confederate prisoners of war at one time.

 

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Summary Statement

This supervisory position is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of Fort Delaware State Park, Fort DuPont State Park, and the Port Penn Nature Center. This includes full time staff comprising an Assistant Superintendent, Park Naturalist and Physical Plant Maintenance Trades Mechanic along with seasonal and volunteer staff. In addition, the incumbent at Fort Delaware will operate a motor boat in order to navigate the water-bound park.

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. One year's experience in operating and managing a Historical Site

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.

  • Schedules, assigns and reviews the work of full time and seasonal park staff.
     
  • Plans and coordinates maintenance, visitor programs and services and fiscal administration to ensure all areas and facilities are functioning according to established standards.
     
  • Assigns projects, reviews progress and coordinates staff activities to ensure visitor safety and satisfaction and accomplishment of park objectives.
     
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with adjacent landowners, park volunteers, contractors, vendors, community groups, and park benefactors.
     
  • Ensures public safety through regular inspection of park facilities and grounds and review of park law enforcement activity.
     
  • Maintains and compiles fiscal and narrative records and reports.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Three years experience working in natural resources, parks, historic sites or recreation.
  2. One year experience managing diverse activities in support of operational, project or program services.
  3. One year experience in planning, developing and implementing educational or recreational programs or special events.
  4. One year experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Six months experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
  6. Six months experience in contract management and control which includes ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.

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.    

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

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.