The Division of Fish & Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly 65,000 acres of public land. Fish and wildlife resource conservation and safe boating are achieved through promoting public compliance with laws and regulations. We control mosquito populations to improve quality of life and protect public health. The division delivers hunter, boating and aquatic education programs, and provides licensing and boat registration services.
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These position within the Wildlife/Fisheries Construction Team will perform major construction and maintenance projects on state wildlife areas, state fisheries ponds and public boat ramps located throughout the state. Operates heavy and specialized construction equipment including dump trucks, tractor trailers, bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, air boats, and weed/algae harvesters in the safest and most cost-effective manner; builds, repairs, and maintains dikes, impoundments, ponds, parking lots and roads, and installs and repairs water structures, floating dock systems and culverts; assists in maintenance and repairs of equipment and assists in the training and supervision of lower-level Conservation Technicians and seasonals. Other duties may include assisting staff biologists with biological data collection including 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 III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control: Regional Operations:
Two years experience in operating and maintaining equipment such as farming equipment, construction equipment, trucks, boats, or small motor equipment.
Two 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 prioritizing, assigning and reviewing the work of others.
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 (12/22/2023) upon filling the vacant position(s).
The incumbent will report to 3010 Bayside Drive Dover, DE 19901.
Conditions of Hire
As a condition of hire you must possess a valid CDL Class A driver’s license (not suspended, revoked, or canceled, or disqualified from driving) OR, the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess one within 6 months of employment.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.
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 https://statejobs.delaware.gov/explore/fce.shtml and the file is named Conservation Tech I-V; Conservation Technician Manager & Master Mechanic - DNREC - Division of Fish and Wildlife - Fisheries/Wildlife
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 StateJobs.Delaware.gov.
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 is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.