Delaware State Parks Grant Writer

Recruitment #030122-MXCC15-400308


The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 20,000 acres in 16 state parks, manages state nature preserves, and monitors conservation easements protecting more than 4,000 acres of land. The division 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. Find more information on state park programs and amenities at

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Summary Statement

This is a part-time position with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation, working out of the Dover Office. This is a 12-month casual/seasonal position working up to 29.5 hours per week. The incumbent is responsible for researching, developing, writing, and reporting on grants for programming and capital projects within Delaware State Parks. Additionally, this position performs administrative and support activities for the Grant office including, but not limited to, preparation of and reporting on cyclical grant applications, research, and reports. The incumbent reports to the Grants Administrator.

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.

  • Research, develop, and compose grant applications and reports
  • Collect and report grant data
  • Maintain application and reporting schedules for all current and prospective grantors
  • Work with staff to strategize and maximize potential for success with all grant requests, as well as to fulfill grant expectations
  • Researching current and new prospects for general and project support
  • Maintains and reports on hours of service and other records as required.
  • Performs other related work as 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 area:

  1. One year experience in writing and receiving grants in excess of $5,000.
  2. One year experience using Microsoft Office Programs including Outlook, Excel.
  3. One year experience using Logic Models.
  4. 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 6/30/22 upon filling the vacant position.

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. 

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires 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.