This position is responsible for conducting numerous scientific and operational aspects involved in implementing mosquito control activities over a large area including: conducting mosquito surveillance and abatement practices, mosquito disease surveillance, calibrating insecticide application equipment, coordinating aerial insecticide applications, operation/computer programming of automated water control structures, training of seasonal employees, preparing data summaries and technical reports, analyzing and evaluating scientific data, data entry and manipulation using standard data processing software, mosquito related research and public outreach and education.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- Six months experience in mosquito control, including mosquito population monitoring, arbovirus surveillance, and insecticide use.
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 field studies or inspections and evaluations for compliance with permit and regulatory requirements; observes, collects, analyzes, reviews and interprets data from standard field studies, compliance inspections, various regulatory submissions or literature and makes recommendations.
- Performs statistical analysis of data.
- Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Prepares permits, technical reports and/or enforcement case documents.
- Responds to technical/regulatory inquiries from other state, local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field.
- Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
- Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
- Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
- Six months experience in technical report writing.
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.
As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
As a condition of hire the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess a Category 5C Mosquito Control Pesticide Certification within 180 days of employment.
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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