DSSP Indian River Life Saving Station Multiple Positions

Recruitment #030424-MXGC06-400300


The State Park Commission (now the Division of Parks and Recreation) began managing the land as Indian River State Park in 1965, but it didn't become Delaware Seashore State Park until 1967. While guests are visiting the beach they can enjoy special events at the Life-Saving Station.

Click here for more information about Delaware Seashore State Park.

Click here for more information about the Park and the Indian River Life-Saving Station.

Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal park positions may be available at Delaware Seashore State Park Indian River Life-Saving Station:

Visitor Center Specialist/Park Interpreter - $15.00 - responsible for welcoming park visitors, disseminating information and collecting and accounting revenue from park permit fees. Will also have interpretive responsibilities.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled to meet facility needs and must be willing to work around boats and water.

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.

·         May maintain gift shop displays and cleanliness of the store.

·         May assist with revenue collection and retail sales.

·         May lead school and public environmental programs tied to state standards to increase awareness and understanding of Delaware’s natural resources.

·         Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.

·         May include meeting with clients and facilitating contract agreements coordinating communication with various vendors and marketing the site to future clients. 

·         May include live animal care and handling.

·         May set-up, monitoring and clean-up support for park programs and special events.

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

·         Maintain a positive attitude.

·         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:

Visitor Center Specialist/Interpreter

1.    Six months experience in a customer service role

2.    Six months experience with Point-of-Sale (cash register) software

3.    Six months experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.

4.    Knowledge of natural, cultural, historical resources or parks and recreation.

5.    Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.

6.    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 (6/7/2024) upon filling the vacant position(s).

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

Conditions of Hire

DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

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.

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.

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 StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


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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Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.