This position assists the Fish and Wildlife Regional Manager and supervises staff in accomplishing management objectives on state wildlife and fishing areas in New Castle County. The primary job duties include: operating and maintaining farming equipment, boats, and all-terrain vehicles; performing habitat management activities such as planting food plots, grasses and trees; performing herbicide applications, prescribed burns and invasive plant species control; installing and maintaining waterfowl blinds, deer stands, signs, and wildlife nest structures; maintaining ponds and water control structures; managing public use facilities such as boat ramps, trails and wildlife viewing structures; mowing lawns and trash pickup. The incumbent will supervise and train subordinate full-time staff and seasonal workers, and also assist staff biologists with biological data collection at deer checking stations.
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 for Conservation Technician IV
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in operating and maintaining equipment such as farming equipment, construction equipment, trucks, boats, or small motor equipment.
Three years experience in maintenance trades such as grounds keeping, mechanical, building, or general carpentry.
Six months experience in land management activities such as land stewardship, farming practices, invasive species identification and control, herbicide applications, or prescribed burning.
Six months experience in record keeping.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
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
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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