Fish & Wildlife DuPont Nature Center Naturalist ll

Recruitment #060324-MXGC06-400305


The DuPont Nature Center is an aquatic education facility located on the Mispillion Harbor near Slaughter Beach.  The Center is designed to connect visitors with the Delaware Bayshore region and includes an observation deck that overlooks the harbor.  Interior exhibits and aquaria highlight the Delaware Bay’s natural history and ecology with a focus on the incredible phenomenon of spawning horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds that visit the harbor each spring. 

For more information about the DuPont Nature Center, visit

Summary Statement

This position develops, organizes, and facilitates interpretive programming for school/group field trips and public programs at the DuPont Nature Center (DNC), as well as interacts with nature center visitors, assists with special events at the DNC and develops educational information, print media, displays and exhibits. Job duties also include assisting with the care and maintenance of aquariums and live aquatic species. Work may be performed outdoors under various weather conditions.

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.

  • Provides educational material and technical information to groups and students.
  • Provides educational material and programs about fishing techniques, safety and equipment.
  • Maintains program equipment and materials.
  • Provides general customer service and information to visitors.
  • Assists with special events and outreach programs.
  • May assist with drafting social media posts.
  • May assist in overseeing the work of volunteers.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting with a large amount of walking.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, professionalism and good communication skills, and interact as a team member with other staff and volunteers.
  • Care and maintenance of aquariums and aquatic species.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for DuPont Nature Center Naturalist II
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. Experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  2. Six months experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, Excel or Publisher.
  3. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
  4. Knowledge of Aquatic or Environmental Science.
  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 8/5/24 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 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


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.