Seasonal Wildlife Biological Aide II

Recruitment #030619-MXGB01-400308

Summary Statement

Primary responsibilities will include preparing for and conducting field work for bat and Delmarva fox squirrel projects. Responsibilities will include deploying and relocating acoustic arrays on new and established NABat grids, and setting up and conducting coastal bat acoustic monitoring stations. May assist in conducting live bat catches where rare species are detected and conducting radio telemetry of captured bats. Other duties may include analyzing bat calls, preparing outreach materials, resolving bat/human conflicts and managing data. Will also assist with Delmarva fox squirrel transport, monitoring, telemetry and landowner outreach in the fall. These fox squirrel duties will also include GIS, database management and report writing. Will occasionally help with a project at Fort Delaware State Park that involves educating visitors to Fort Delaware on the importance of bats, the effect of White-nose Syndrome on bats and what people can do to help protect bats. Much of the field work will occur during evening and nighttime hours, sometimes in hot/humid and buggy conditions. Schedule can be highly variable.  

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.

  • Conducts fieldwork to collect samples and survey data independently, but under the guidance of a technical superior.
  • Processes biological samples.
  • Utilizes and maintains various scientific instruments, boats and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Provides field (e.g., controlled sampling) and/or laboratory support to professional staff involved in research or program development for managing the quality of natural resources.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, professionalism and good communication skills, and interact as a team member with other staff and volunteers.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as required.

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 old.
  2. Six months experience in conducting field work to collect samples and survey data.
  3. Knowledge of using a Geographic Information System (GIS).
  4. Knowledge of narrative report writing.
  5. Knowledge of Wildlife biology/management or closely related field. 
  6. 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 04/19/19 upon filling the vacant position.

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.

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