Park Superintendent III - BSP

Recruitment #110922-MGCG13-400300


Bellevue State Park is home to several venues available for weddings, celebrations and gatherings of all types.

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The park is the northern terminus of the ninety-mile-long Coastal Heritage Greenway that stretches to Cape Henlopen State Park, and the eastern-most point of the Northern Delaware Greenway.

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Summary Statement

This position is responsible for the coordination of operations and maintenance of Bellevue and Fox Point State Parks, including but not limited to supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of subordinate staff, stewardship of natural and cultural resources, coordination of events; development and continuation of relationships with inter-agency partners, community groups, task forces, advisory groups; and fiscal, programmatic, and infrastructure planning.

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.

  • Interprets and applies park rules and regulations and works with Department law enforcement to ensure safety and security of park visitors.
  • Oversees revenue collection, recording and deposit.
  • Prepares grant requests and manages budget for special facilities.
  • Plans and coordinates maintenance, visitor programs and services and fiscal administration to ensure all areas and facilities are functioning according to established standards.
  • Develops and conducts interpretive/environmental education programs and recreational events.
  • Assists park visitors and the public by providing information, first aid/emergency care and attention to concerns that may occur within or proximate to the park boundaries.
  • Assigns projects, reviews progress and coordinates staff activities to ensure visitor safety and satisfaction and accomplishment of park objectives.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with adjacent landowners, park volunteers, contractors, vendors, community groups, and park benefactors.
  • Ensures public safety through regular inspection of park facilities and grounds and review of park law enforcement activity.
  • Maintains and compiles fiscal and narrative records and reports.
  • May schedule, assign and review the work of full time and seasonal park staff.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Park Superintendent III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Two years’ experience in managing diverse activities in support of operational, project or program services.
  2. Two years’ experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating work of others.
  3. Two years’ experience in narrative report writing.
  4. One year of experience in contract management and control which includes ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.
  5. One year of experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
  6. Six months experience in natural resources, park or recreation program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of natural resources, park or recreation programs and services; establishes program objectives; plans short and long range program goals; develops and implements program policies and procedures and ensures compliance and funding requirements. Provides advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.

Conditions of Hire

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.

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 hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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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 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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