DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police seeks two Enforcement Trainees

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Enforcement Trainee. This is a law enforcement position with duties to include crime prevention and detection, public safety, enforcement of all Delaware criminal and traffic laws, responding to calls for service, and enforcing Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Rules and Regulations in Cape Henlopen, Fenwick Island, and Delaware Seashore State Parks.

Eligible applicants must possess an Associate’s Degree or higher in criminal justice, natural resources, environmental science or a related field, and be a minimum of 20 ½ years old. In lieu of a Degree, one must have a minimum of six months experience performing investigations, applying natural resources law and narrative report writing.

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Rangers and park volunteers checking vehicles at Naval Crossing in June

The starting salary is $36,527.00 with opportunity to promote. Other benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, optional deferred compensation, life insurance and disability insurance. Enforcement Trainees may also take advantage of park housing when available.

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Delaware State Parks provides over six million visitors annually with many activities and amenities including hiking, biking, canoeing, surfing, fishing, birding and much more. Cape Henlopen State Park was recently selected by USA Today as one of the most stunning state parks in the country. Outdoor enthusiasts with a desire to preserve the integrity of Delaware’s natural and cultural resources are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.

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Rangers and park volunteers checking vehicles at Naval Crossing in June

For more information and to apply, visit the Delaware Employment Link. Interested applicants may also speak with Natural Resources Officers at National Night Out in Newark and Dover. Applications will be accepted until August 25, 2019.

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