Primary responsibilities of the position will be to recruit, coordinate and manage volunteer scientists for the Delaware Shorebird Project. Responsibilities include scheduling, training, and leading volunteers to collect migratory shorebird data during the May field season. Duties will include coordinating field activities and volunteer living logistics, data management, and participating in fieldwork to include capturing and banding shorebirds using cannon nets and re-sighting marked shorebirds. Daily work requires walking up to 5 miles in sand, operating and trailering small boats, carrying equipment, and using a spotting scope to distinguish colored leg bands and flags on shorebirds at a distance. Duties outside the May field season include data entry and management, and preparing reports and outreach materials for volunteers and the general public using GIS, Excel, and Access.
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.
- Provides technical information and assistance to the public and the regulated community.
- Interprets rules and regulations for assigned area.
- Reviews permit applications and supplemental paperwork for approval or recommendation for disapproval.
- Operates and maintains vehicles, boats and sampling equipment.
- Maintains accurate records and prepares reports.
- May assist in processing biological samples.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Control Technician III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in conducting field work to collect environmental or ecological samples and survey data.
- Six months experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
- Six months experience in math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, or decimals.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
- Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
- 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 03/31/19 upon filling the vacant positions.
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.
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.
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