Natural Resources Seasonal Police Officers-Killens Pond & Trap

Recruitment #011724-MXGC04-400303


The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 26,000 acres in 17 state parks, the Brandywine Zoo. The Division protects cultural and historic resources and provides a wide variety of recreational facilities for Delawareans and visitors.

Click here for more information about Killens Pond State Park.

Click here to learn more about Trap Pond State Park.

Summary Statement

The Natural Resource Seasonal Police Officer positions are responsible for performing law enforcement duties such as patrol operations, crime prevention, public safety, opening and closing facilities, and visitor use management. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. Some duties may vary for each park. Applicants must be available to work rotating weekends, overnight shifts, evenings, and holidays as 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.

·         Provide protective services to park patrons and staff.

·         Safely navigate sand, dirt trails and asphalt while carrying equipment for an extended amount of time.

·         Perform vehicle and foot patrols of assigned area.

·         Monitor recreational activities in the park.

·         Enforce Park rules and regulations.

·         Implement appropriate action in response to complaints, violations or other inappropriate activities including assisting other law enforcement agencies.

·         Provide excellent customer service and park information to visitors.

·         Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, and good communication skills.

·         Maintain a positive attitude.

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:

1.      At least 18 years of age.

2.      Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving)

3.      Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.

4.      Experience in narrative report writing.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 4/19/2024 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Prior to assignment, appointees must successfully complete multiple day trainings which will require physical components. This course is administered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and will be held in May, 2024.  Coursework includes but is not limited to report writing, defensive tactics, ethics, rules and regulations, radio procedures, ASP baton, Oleoresin Capsicum spray (Training and Exposure), and first aid/CPR.

This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.

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 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. 

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