The Wildlife Section oversees hunting, hunting seasons and other game-related programs, as well as key wildlife and habitat conservation and education initiatives like the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program and the Delaware Shorebird Monitoring Project, among many others.
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This position will work with the public to resolve conflicts with wildlife. The position will work with landowners and farmers to better manage deer and reduce crop damage on their properties. This will involve farm-specific evaluations and consultations while implementing the Division's 3 crop damage assistance programs. Duties will include performing technical reviews of crop damage assistance applications, preparing associated permits, performing technical review of farm deer management plans, and providing recommendations to farmers to reduce crop damage. This position will also be involved with oversight of the State's Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator program and nuisance beaver control programs.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
Master's degree or higher in wildlife biology or closely related field.
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 higherin 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.
Two years' experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
Two 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.
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.
As a condition ofhire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/
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 atStateJobs.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.