Conservation Technician II

Recruitment #110817-MGCA02-400300

Summary Statement

This  position is primarily responsible for the grounds upkeep of the Park, that includes beaches, trails, parking lots, driveways, and common areas.  The incumbent will use various types of mowing equipment, tractors, and loaders and will repair and maintain all equipment used. The incumbent will also assist in the cleaning of facilities.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

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.
  • Applies conservation and preservation principles and practices in support of the management of the state's natural resources which includes such activities as propagating, seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting and care of trees, flowers, shrubs, lawns and crops to include turf/grounds management, pest management, herbicide/fertilizer application, layout and design, assessment of soil composition and environmental conditions.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs in a variety of labor/trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting, welding, construction, grounds maintenance and assists higher level personnel on large scale projects.
  • Operates marine, land-based and construction equipment and vehicles.
  • Maintains and repairs a variety of equipment/vehicles.
  • Provides information to the public as requested or responds to inquiries regarding agency initiatives/programs.
  • Ensures the safe usage of state owned, managed, and/or maintained grounds and facilities by the public.
  • Completes standard forms/applications; maintains records and reports detailing daily activity, tool and equipment inventory, fuel and service logs and related activities.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Six months experience in operating and maintaining motor vehicles, landscaping and groundskeeping equipment and hand tools.
  2. Six months experience in performing a variety of groundskeeping, mechanical, and building maintenance trades work.
  3. Knowledge of prioritizing, assigning and reviewing the work of others.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

Functional Capability Evaluation:  Upon a conditional offer, you must take a Functional Capability Evaluation to assess your strength and agility to meet the physical requirements of the position.

All applicants must read the detailed physical requirements for this position which is located at and the file is named (Insert form name).

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid CDL Class B drivers license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving) OR obtain one during the initial 90-day probationary period.

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 accepting employment, the applicant, after successful completion of an initial one-year probationary period, shall become an active member of the union. At that time you shall join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, instead, not join but pay a service fee no greater than the dues. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work-related purposes.

As a condition of hire the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess a Delaware Private Applicators Certification within 180 days of employment.


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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.