Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) Maintenance & Visitor Service Unit

Kent & Sussex County Park Locations

Recruitment #010517-MXCC15-400300

Summary Statement

The mission of the Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps is to engage youth in important conservation and park projects while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

DSPCC Core components include:


·       Practical job work experience

·       Environmental education and experiences

·       Job and/or college preparation.


Multiple positions are available statewide.  Summer youth employment positions for young people aged 16 – 21 years of age with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation.  All positions are seasonal positions working 28 hours per week June 19 – August 11, 2017.


Consideration will also be given to students who are unable to adhere to these dates as a result of snow days and school schedule in June.


Focused on park projects, members work in a specific park conducting work under the supervision of the park professional staff. Work will be in either Visitor Services or Grounds/Maintenance positions focused on providing services to help ensure safe, accessible opportunities for visitors. Visitor Services Job assignments include customer service work in park offices, retail outlets, boat houses, fee booths, campgrounds or other park service areas.
Grounds/Maintenance positions may include physical work assisting on grounds, maintenance, or other park specific tasks.

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.

  • Assists with providing services in Parks.
  • Members selected to work in Visitor Service areas may work in park boathouses, campgrounds, offices, retail outlets, fee booths, or other park service areas.
  • Visitor Service member duties may include: 
    - Providing customer service
    - Conducting transactions and handling of cash 
    - Use of business and office machines 
    - Providing instruction to visitors 
    - Lifting, bending, carrying
  • Members selected for Grounds/ Environmental Stewardship may work on park environmental stewardship teams, trails, or grounds and facility maintenance crews.
  • Grounds/Environmental Stewardship member duties may include: 
    - Assists with native and invasive plant survey and identification. 
    - Trail Maintenance and possible trail reconstruction/constructions projects. 
    - Litter cleanup. 
    - Assists with grounds work throughout the park, including planting, mowing, weeding. 
    - Facility maintenance and cleaning. 
    - Historic building maintenance/ preservation. 
    - Special events set up, logistics, station assistance, and tear down. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) Maintenance & Visitor Service Unit

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. Must be 16 - 21 years of age.

Additional Posting Information

Work shirts, protective equipment and tools will be provided.

This posting may be closed on or before 4/6/2017 upon filling the vacant position.

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 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 – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.