Natural Resources Seasonal Police Officer - Fish & Wildlife

Recruitment #122823-MXGC04-400300


Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Officers protect wildlife and fisheries resources, promote boating education & safety, hunting & fishing, respond to boating emergencies and are a partner in Delaware's Homeland Security maritime mission.


Click here for more information about the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

Summary Statement

The Seasonal Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Officer position will assist full-time officers enforcing applicable fishing, hunting, and boating laws throughout Delaware. Position will patrol by use of motor vehicle, foot, ATV, bicycle, and vessel.  Position will patrol in varying weather conditions while working on the water in boats, as well as on land.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, 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.

·Vessel, vehicle, ATV and Bicycle patrol - Boating & fisheries violations.

·Vessel, ATV, bicycle, and vehicle maintenance and operation.

·Administration work - copying, filing, answering the phone.

·Assist with apprehension, detention and arrest of violators.

·Fisheries Inspection and Identification.

·Public relations - outreach programs.

·May appear in court.

·Assist full time officers with daily patrol.

·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:
Seasonal F&W NRP Officer I - $19.11/hour:

1.      At least 18 years of age.

2.     Possession of a High School Diploma or GED.

3.      Experience in narrative report writing.

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

Seasonal F&W NRP Officer II - $20.34/hour:

1.      At least 18 years of age.

2.      Possession of high school diploma or GED and must have attained a minimum of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university or one that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Higher Education.

3.     Experience in narrative report writing.

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

5.     Possession of a valid boater education card (a state-issued card or NASBLA-approved certificate).

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before (02/5/2024) 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

Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

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. 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.

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.