Youth Conservation Corps. (YCC) Member/Team Leader

Recruitment #020524-MXGC01-400305

Summary Statement

These summer YCC positions may be available:
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Team Leader: $16.00 - these positions will provide daily leadership to a team of 5 YCC members through 8 weeks of the summer, ensuring all projects are completed, and members receive a meaningful outdoor experience.
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Member:$13.25 - Multiple summer youth employment positions for young people aged 14 – 21 years of age with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation. Positions available on Field Teams working in each of the three counties, and individual park placements in one of the 14 DE State Parks statewide. All members complete park-based projects that impact visitor experience and conservation and trail projects throughout state parks in the team’s region. All positions are seasonal positions working up to 28 hours per week June 17 – August 8, 2024.

The mission of the Delaware State Parks YCC is to engage youth in important conservation and park projects while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility, and respect for the environment.

YCC Core components include:

  • Practical job work experience.
  • Environmental education and experiences.
  • Job and/or college preparation.
Consideration will also be given to students who are unable to adhere to these dates because of snow days and school schedule in June.

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.
  • Assists with Park based projects.
  • Assists with native and invasive plant survey and identification.
  • Trail Maintenance and possible trail reconstruction/constructions projects.
  • Litter cleanup and waterway and shoreline cleanup.
  • Assists Conservation Technicians with grounds work throughout the park.
  • Assist Park visitors with facility and/or park resources use.
  • Assist in maintaining park resources and facilities.
  • May provide daily coordination and off-site leadership and guidance to team members.
  • May coordinate work and educational activities.
  • May complete necessary reports and administrative forms.
  • May transport team to work locations and education days as needed:
  • Other occasional projects may include: Historic building maintenance/preservation, assist other resource management projects (including wildlife management, and environmental education), Water quality monitoring, special events set up, logistics, station assistance, and tear down.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, and good communication skills.
  • 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:
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Member
  1. Must be 14 – 21 years of age.
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Team Leader
  1. Must be 20-26 years of age.
  2. Six months experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  3. Six months experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets or databases.
  4. Knowledge of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.
  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 4/8/2024 upon filling the vacant positions.
Work shirts, protective equipment and tools will be provided. Transportation from base site to work area will be provided.
** This is an environmental stewardship summer job, not a summer camp experience; the participants will work hard, sometimes in difficult conditions including mud, hot sun, and mosquitoes and flies.
This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.
Alapocas Run State Park:
(1914 West Park Drive, Wilmington, DE, 19803)
Auburn Valley State Park:
(3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, DE, 19736)
Lums Pond State Park:
(1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE, 19701)
Bellevue State Park:
(800 Carr Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19809)
Brandywine Creek State Park:
(41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803)
White Clay Creek State Park:
(750 Thompson Station Road, Newark, DE, 19711)
Delaware Seashore State Park:
(39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth, DE, 19971)
Cape Henlopen State Park:
(15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE, 19958)
Killens Pond State Park:
(5025 Killens Pond Rd, Felton, DE, 19943)
Richardson & Robbins Bldg:
(89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE, 19901)
Trap Pond State Park:
(33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE, 19956)

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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