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Natural Resource Specialist

Employer
New Castle Conservation District
Location
Dover, Delaware, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Restoration
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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JOB DUTIES:

The Natural Resource Specialist position is responsible for the statewide management of natural resources on Delaware State Parks' land. The duties include the following:
  • Provides expert consulting services on wildlife management, habitat restoration, rare and endangered species to State Park field staffs.
  • Implements Natural Resource Management Plan for State Parks and associated properties.
  • Assists in the state park and trail planning processes.
  • Assists with the wildlife management program in State Parks.
  • Provides staff support for natural resource management, invasive species control, habitat restoration, and wildlife management.
  • Ensures availability of natural resource data for environmental review and policy making.
  • Provides supervision to Environmental Stewardship seasonal staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Daily work will be carried out with limited supervision from the Environmental Stewardship Program Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

1. Possession of a Bachelors' degree or higher in Life or Physical Science or related field preferred.

2. Three years' experience in environmental land use or preservation of natural habitats.

3. Three years' experience in interpreting natural resource rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.

4. One year experience in natural resource planning and implementation.

5. Applicants must e legally authorized to work in the United States. New Castle County does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1B Visas.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Experience with field identification of plants.

2. Experience with control and management of invasive plant species, including herbicide preparation and application.

3. Knowledge and/or familiarity with Delaware flora and fauna.

4. GIS/GPS experience.

BENEFITS

This position offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, sick pay, medical and dental insurance after the 90-day probationary period, paid holidays, flexible spending, and a retirement plan.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS and DEADLINE

Please email (as one pdf) a cover letter expressing your interest and a copy of your resume by midnight EST, January 31, 2022. An application will be emailed to you when your resume is received. Interviews are required and will be scheduled following receipt of your application and the application deadline.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: From $42,376.75 per year

Benefits:
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees, customers and vendors must wear mask when entering a state building.

Education:
  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location: One location
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