Trap Pond Multiple State Park Positions

Recruitment #012722-MXAB05-400304


  Trap Pond was once the site of a large freshwater wetland and still hosts the country's northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees. The pond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill used in harvesting the baldcypress.

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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal park positions may be available at Trap Pond State Park, which may include the following:

  1. Boat Rental: Duties include handling money and record keeping while maintaining the functions of boat rental.
  2. Maintenance: Duties include maintenance of grounds, facilities, and equipment of the park.
  3. Campground Registrar: responsible for all aspects of camp registration, database management, and camp store operations.
  4. Fee Booth Attendant: responsible for welcoming park visitors, disseminating information, and collecting and accounting for park entrance fees.

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

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.

  • May operate boat rental facility.
  • Work around Trap Pond (water).
  • Assist with maintenance rental equipment.
  • Complete paperwork associated with sales and/or boat registration.
  • Collect appropriate rental fees.
  • May register campers into computer database and generate reports as needed.
  • May need experience using landscaping equipment and hand or power tools.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Other duties are required.

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:

Boat Rental Attendant

  1. Experience working with money and making change.
  2. Experience with record keeping.

Park Maintenance

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Experience using landscaping equipment and hand or power tools.
  3. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked, or cancelled, or disqualified from driving)

Campground Registrar/Fee Booth Attendant:

  1. Six months customer service experience.
  2. Six months experience in cash handling and writing receipts.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 6/27/2022 upon filling the vacant position(s).

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.    

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

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 Delaware State Jobs.


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 is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.