Seasonal Mosquito Control Biological Aide

Kent County Location

Recruitment #043018-MXGB01-400305

Summary Statement

These positions in Milford provide a unique opportunity for selected applicants to gain exposure in many aspects of mosquito control in Delaware.  Employees in these positions will work largely outdoors under various weather conditions, possibly performing any of the following: routine mosquito breeding surveillance and abatement activities; collecting mosquito disease data; addressing citizen mosquito complaints; conducting public education efforts regarding mosquito control, prevention and disease protection; collecting specimens from the Statewide network of mosquito traps, and drawing blood and maintaining chicken flocks throughout the State for virus surveillance.  In addition, this position may involve the operation of boats and tracked all-terrain vehicles.

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 and processes biological samples, 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.            
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.  
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting with large amount of walking.  
  • 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. At least 18 years old 
  2. Knowledge of biological field sampling or laboratory procedures.
  3. Knowledge of environmental conditions or ecological principles.
  4. Knowledge of operating or maintaining trucks, SUVs, marsh ATVs or small boats with outboard motors.
  5. Knowledge of worker protection practices or worker safety procedures. 
  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 05/30/18 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.


** This is an environmental stewardship summer job, not a summer camp experience. Participants will work hard, sometimes in difficult conditions including heat, humidity, mud, mosquitoes and biting flies.

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.