Conservation Technician IV

Recruitment #030819-MGCA04-400305

Summary Statement

This position is for the Wildlife Fisheries Program's Construction Team, which performs major construction and maintenance projects on State wildlife areas, State fisheries ponds and public boat ramps located throughout the State.  This position operates the Wildlife/Fisheries Program's heavy and specialized construction equipment in the safest and most cost effective manner. This position builds, repairs and maintains dykes, impoundments, ponds, parking lots and roads, and installs and repairs water structures, floating dock systems and culverts.  The incumbent also assists in maintenance and repairs of equipment and assists in the training and supervision of lower level Conservation Technicians and seasonal employees.

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

 

  1. Three years experience in routine maintenance of land and marine construction equipment, light trucks and vessels.
  2. One year experience in operating heavy specialized construction equipment such as cranes, amphibious excavators, cookie cutters, large rubber tired bulldozers or oversized track bulldozers.
  3. One year experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as carpentry, masonry, welding or HVAC.
  4. One year experience in site construction standards and methods to support land and/or marine activities.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  6. Possession of a valid CDL Class A 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 I-V; Conservation Technician Manager - DNREC - Division of Fish and Wildlife PDF.

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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.

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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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.