Conservation Technician III

Recruitment #010621-MGCA03-400400

Introduction

 

 

 

The DNERR has two main components, the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend and the St. Jones Reserve in Dover. These sites include both brackish and freshwater estuaries, and represent the diverse estuarine ecosystems found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

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Summary Statement

This position is responsible for providing a varied set of duties based on the operational priorities of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (two locations). These duties can include mowing, trimming, trash pick-up, janitorial services, snow and leaf removal, landscape bed maintenance, invasive species removal, tree/brush removal, trail maintenance, equipment repair and maintenance, basic building trades including but not limited to carpentry/plumbing/HVAC, facility maintenance, and other duties as needed. These responsibilities include the development, completion, organization, and updating of work orders, inspection and repair records and other requisite documentation. This position will also supervise lower level conservation technicians, and seasonal maintenance staff, being involved in the hiring, scheduling, disciplining and evaluating process. Additionally, this position will assist with setup of special events and activities, operating and trailering small boats, as well as planning for long term stewardship of the properties.

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.
  • Applies conservation and preservation principles and practices in support of the management of the state's natural resources which includes such activities as propagating, seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting and care of trees, flowers, shrubs, lawns and crops to include turf/grounds management, pest management, herbicide/fertilizer application, layout and design, assessment of soil composition and environmental conditions.
     
  • Performs maintenance and repairs in a variety of labor/trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting, welding, construction, grounds maintenance and assists higher level personnel on large scale projects.
     
  • Operates marine, land-based and construction equipment and vehicles.
     
  • Maintains and repairs a variety of equipment/vehicles.
       
  • Provides information to the public as requested or responds to inquiries regarding agency initiatives/programs.
     
  • 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, fuel and service logs and related activities.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Conservation Technician III

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control:  Coastal Operations:

  1. Three years experience in operating hand power tools and land-based and/or marine-based construction equipment used for grading, excavating, pumping, or dredging.
  2. Six months experience in operating and maintaining small motor marine vessels, canoes and kayaks.
  3. Six months experience in performing a variety of groundskeeping, mechanical, and building maintenance trades work.
  4. Six months experience in land stewardship, plant life, pest or disease control, invasive species identification and management.
  5. Six months experience in recordkeeping.
  6. Knowledge of prioritizing, assigning and reviewing the work of others.
  7. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

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.

Functional Capability Evaluation:  Upon a conditional offer, you must take a Functional Capability Evaluation to assess your strength and agility to meet the physical requirements of the position.

All applicants must read the detailed physical requirements for this position which is located at http://www.delawarestatejobs.com/explore/fce.shtml and the file is named Conservation Tech III – DNREC – Climate, Coastal & Energy

As a condition of hire the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess a Delaware Private Applicators Certification within 180 days of employment.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire 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 supplemental questionnaire 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 statejobs.delaware.gov.

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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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.