Alapocas Run State Park Camp Counselor/Rock Climbing Position

Recruitment #051322-MXGC06-400300

Introduction

The land that became Alapocas Run State Park was donated to the city of Wilmington in the early 1900s by local industrialist William Bancroft. Alapocas Run became a state park in 2002.    

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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal park positions may be available at ARSP:

  1. Day Camp Counselor:  responsible for organizing and supervising camp activities and ensuring campers’ well-being.
  2. Lead Rock Climbing Instructor: position is the lead instructor for public and group rock climbing programs for Alapocas Run State Park. Job duties will include being the camp director for the summer rock climbing camps.
  3. Rock Climbing Instructor: position will lead outdoor rock-climbing programs for camps, groups and the public. The instructor will assist with activities for the summer rock climbing camps and aftercare.

Work is performed outdoors. Weekends and holidays are scheduled to meet facility needs.

For Camp Positions - Monday through Friday will be needed throughout the camp season. Additional work on weekends and holidays may be scheduled.

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.

 Day Camp Counselor

  • May develop and facilitate educational programs for schools and special events.
  • May lead school environmental education programs tied to state standards to increase student understanding of Delaware’s natural and cultural resources.
  • May deliver interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.
  • Provides general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Distributes interpretive publications.
  • May lead educational and recreational hikes, canoe and kayak trips plus programs for park visitors.
  • May include live animal care and handling.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Lead Rock Climbing Instructor

  • Write and produce program curriculum and procedures.
  • Conduct top rope rock climbing programs.
  • Maintain rock climbing equipment and associated paperwork.
  • Supervise campers ages 8 -15 years old.
  • Conduct camp games, activities and crafts.
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Conduct programs in all weather and uneven terrain.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Rock Climbing Instructor

  • Leads multiple rock climbing programs for camps, groups and the public. This can include activities such as top rope climbing, rappelling, bouldering, and canoeing.
  • Ensures a fun, educational and safe environment for participants and staff.
  • Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • 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 areas:

Day Camp Counselor

  1. Six months experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  2. Knowledge of various recreational outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing, fishing or swimming.
  3. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Lead Rock Climbing Instructor

  1. At least 20 years of age.
  2. One year experience working in a camp program for children or young adults.
  3. One year experience in supervising groups, staff or volunteers.
  4. Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.
  5. Knowledge of rock climbing through rock climbing training, school facility in top rope rock climbing, rappelling or equivalent work experience at a gym, rock climbing camps or other specialty groups.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Rock Climbing Instructor

  1. At least 20 years of age.
  2. Knowledge of rock climbing through rock climbing training, school facility in top rope rock climbing, rappelling or equivalent work experience at a gym, rock climbing camps or other specialty groups.
  3. Six months experience working in a camp program for children or young adults.
  4. Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.
  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 7/12/2022 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.

As a condition of hire, applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim assessment.

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

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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