Monitoring Program Instrument Technician

Recruitment #103123-MXGC03-400400


The Division of Air Quality monitors and regulates all emissions to the air in Delaware. 

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Summary Statement

This year round position will assist with the maintenance of DNREC's statewide ambient air monitoring network which includes:  demonstration of the causes of malfunctions in measuring, analyzing or processing instrumentation of analog or digital design; repairs or replaces defective circuit boards and modules; replaces defective integrated circuit chips and electronic elements; repairs and performs preventive maintenance on electro-mechanical systems; calibrates instrumentation and test equipment; modifies instrumentation as required; requisitions parts and supplies; and keeps records of work performed and parts used.

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.
  • Determines the causes of malfunctions in measuring, analyzing or processing instrumentation of analog or digital design.
  • Repairs or replaces defective circuit boards and modules.
  • Replaces defective integrated circuit chips and electronic elements.
  • Repairs and performs preventive maintenance on electro-mechanical systems.
  • Calibrates instrumentation and test equipment.
  • Modifies instrumentation as required.
  • Requisitions parts and supplies.
  • Keeps records of work performed and parts used.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Six months experience in troubleshooting electronic instrumentation.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting circuit diagrams and schematics.
  3. Six months experience in using electronic test equipment and hand tools.
  4. Knowledge of electrical and electronic safety.
  5. Knowledge of microprocessor which includes controlled instruments.
  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 1/02/2024 upon filling the vacant position(s).


This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.

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.

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.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

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 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.

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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. 

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