Biological Aide II

Fisheries Surveys/Aquatic Vegetation

Recruitment #020221-MXGB01-400300

Summary Statement

Two Biological Aide positions are available for the Fish and Wildlife Division.  One position will work on fisheries surveys throughout Delaware under the supervision of Scientist or other qualified personnel using various capture methods, which include seining, trawling, electrofishing, and gill netting. Work hours may include early morning and nighttime hours.

The second position will monitor Division of Fish & Wildlife-owned lakes and ponds for the occurrence and extent of algae or plant coverage, apply aquatic herbicides and assist with the freshwater trout program under the supervision of a Scientist or other qualified personnel.  The incumbent will apply herbicides while wearing protective gear and under adverse weather conditions

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.

  • Provides technical support in studies, surveys, inspections and research projects. 
  • Collects field samples and data. 
  • Assists in fish and whelk aging methods.
  • Assists in laboratory work requiring use of microscopes, digital imaging software, and other lab equipment.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles, boats and sampling equipment.  
  • Assists in data entry.
  • Maintains records and reports detailing daily activities.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Knowledge of operating and maintaining marine vessels.
  3. Knowledge of biological field sampling.
  4. Knowledge of invasive species identification and management.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 3/04/2021 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.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

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


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.