Alapocas Run/Wilmington State Park Positions

Recruitment #031022-MXCC03-400308

Introduction

 In Wilmington State Parks you can find recreation, history, education, and sports and community events right in the heart of Wilmington. These parks are the perfect place to relax, hike, picnic, or just enjoy the beauty of the Brandywine River.   

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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal park maintenance positions may be available at Alapocas Run/Wilmington State Parks:

  1. Park Maintenance-(General) : $11.00 – three positions Spring/Summer - responsible for the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment in a park or a recreation area.
  2. Park Maintenance (Skilled) : $11.00 - $14.00 – two positions Year-round responsible for the maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment in a park or a recreation area.
  3. Summer Horticulturist: $12.00 - responsible for assisting maintenance staff with all aspects of maintaining the park grounds and its facilities. This position will have a strong focus on maintaining the landscape planting beds throughout both parks.

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.

  • Performs grounds maintenance tasks such as mowing, trimming, athletic field maintenance, landscape bed maintenance, trash removal, vegetation removal, leaf removal and snow/ice removal.
  • Performs custodial services in restrooms, offices and other buildings.
  • Operates landscaping equipment and use of hand and power tools.
  • Sets-up monitor and becoming clean-up support for park programs and special events.
  • Maintains good public relations with park visitors and staff.  
  • Maintains gardens and landscaped areas of the park which includes plant installation and removal, weeding, soil conditioning, mulching, pruning, and applying pesticides.
  • Understand and follow best management practices for handling, mixing, and applying pesticides. 
  • Provides excellent customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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:

Maintenance - General

  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).

Park – Maintenance Skilled

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Experience using landscaping equipment and hand and power tools.
  3. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked, or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
  4. Experience in various types of building trades such as plumbing, painting, carpentry, and HVAC.

Summer Horticulturist

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Possession of or ability to obtain a Delaware pesticide license
  3. Experience using landscaping equipment and hand or power tools.  
  4. Knowledge of native plants and invasive species.
  5. 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 7/9/2022 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 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 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 Delaware State Jobs.

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 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. 


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