White Clay Creek Environmental Education Assistant

Recruitment #060724-MXGC06-400300

Introduction







The White Clay Creek was named a National Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service in 2000, which added an additional layer of protection to the area.




Summary Statement

The Park Environmental Education Assistant for White Clay Creek duties include leading school programs leading weekday or weekend nature programs, camp programs and special events such as the weekly concert series. Flexible schedule, shifts include 3-4 weekday mornings/afternoons/evenings per week and 2-3 weekend dates (Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday daytime) per month. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled to meet facility needs.

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 develop and facilitate educational programs for schools and special events.
  • May lead school environmental education programs tied to state standards to increase student understanding of Delaware’s natural and cultural resources.
  • May deliver interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.
  • Provides general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Distributes interpretive publications.
  • Assists with Forest Restoration and Invasive Species removal.
  • May lead educational and recreational hikes, canoe and kayak trips plus programs for park visitors.
  • May include live animal care and handling.
  • May assist Friends of White Clay Creek State Park at weekly concerts.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • 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:

Environmental Education Assistant

  1. Six months experience planning and delivering programs for adults and children.
  2. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation.
  3. Knowledge of natural history, anthropology, entomology, ornithology, cultural history, recreation science, and/or ecology.
  4. 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 (8/7/24) upon filling the vacant position(s).

Location: White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center (1474 Creek Road, Newark, DE 19711)

Conditions of Hire

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.

As a condition of hire, applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim assessment.

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 StateJobs.Delaware.gov.

Accommodations

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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