Job Opening: Natural Resource Planning Specialist with Delaware State Parks

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Planner II- Natural Resource Planning Specialist

Annual Salary Range: $39,093.00- $58,639.00

Recruitment Closing Date: December 31, 2016

Recruiting for: Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control Division of Parks and Recreation

Location: Dover, Delaware

For more information or to submit a resume, contact:

Kendall Sommers (


Job Description: 

The Planner II position is responsible for the statewide management of Delaware State Parks’ land.  The duties include the following:

  • Provides expert consulting services on wildlife management, habitat restoration, rare and endangered species.
  • Implements Natural Resource Management Plans for State Parks and associated properties.
  • Assists in the state park and trail planning processes.
  • Assists with the wildlife management program in State Parks.
  • Provides staff support for natural resource management, invasive species control, habitat restoration, and wildlife management.
  • Ensures availability of natural resource data for environmental review and policy making.
  • Provides supervision to Environmental Stewardship staff, interns and volunteers.

Daily work will be carried out with limited supervision from the Environmental Stewardship Program Manager.


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

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life or Physical Science or related field preferred.
  2. Three years experience in environmental land use or preservation of natural habitats.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting natural resource rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. One year experience in natural resource planning and implementation.

Preferences:  Experience with field identification of plants, knowledge and/or familiarity with Delaware flora and fauna, GIS/GPS experience.

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