Seasonal Trail Groundsman

Recruitment #041217-MXGB01-400300

Summary Statement

This position will assist the Trail crew with maintaining existing trails and installation of new trails in New Castle County.  Job duties will include cutting of trees, repairing bridges, operation and maintenance of vehicles and maintaining resources for safe public use and enjoyment.  This position is statewide and may travel to a different Park site each day.   Applicants must be available to work weekends 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.

  • Performs maintenance on trails, bridges and related areas using carpentry, painting and construction skills.
  • Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on equipment/vehicles.   
  • Operation of construction and/or outdoor equipment and use of hand and power tools.
  • Ensures the safe usage of state owned, managed and/or maintained grounds and facilities by the public.
  • Completes standard forms/applications; maintains records and reports detailing daily activity, tool and equipment inventory, and fuel and service logs.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.

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: Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in operating and maintaining construction equipment, chainsaws and power tools.
  2. Knowledge of natural resources.
  3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This position will have Statewide responsibilities which requires travel throughout the State.  The State of Delaware provides transportation services to State agencies.

This posting may be closed on or before (05/12/2017) upon filling the vacant position(s).

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.

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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.

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 – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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