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Environmental Scientist IV

Tick Biologist

Recruitment #092718-MGBE04-400300

Opening Date

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Closing Date

10/30/2018 11:59:00 PM

Type of Recruitment

Open Competitive


Yearly: $51,242.00/Min - $64,053.00/Mid

Salary Plan


Pay Grade


Shift Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm

Employment Type

Actual Vacancy

Employment Term



DNREC/Office of Natural Res./Fish and Wildlife


Conservation District Fld Ofc: (2430 Old County Road, Newark,, DE, 19702)

Contact Name

DNREC Human Resources

Contact Phone


Summary Statement

This position will develop and implement a statewide Tick Control Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy. Position involves select tick population surveillance, tick-borne pathogen monitoring, applied research on various tick control methods, control of tick populations on select public lands, judicious use of acaricides and other control methods, tick-host animal population management, and tick-habitat vegetation management. Position performs public and private landowner consultations, public education and outreach, and programmatic interactions with wildlife managers and public health personnel.

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.

·         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

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist IV
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

1.    Possession of a Masters degree or higher in an environmentally related scientific discipline OR Bachelors degree or higher in an environmentally related scientific discipline and current professional certification.

2.    Possession of scientific prominence or recognition with publication in a scientific or trade journal.

3.    Three years 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.

4.    Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.

5.    Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

Additional Posting Information

This position will have Statewide responsibilities which requires travel throughout the State.  The State of Delaware provides transportation services to State agencies.

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).


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at

Selection Process

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


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 – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.

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For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at


Mosquito Field Technicians/Laborers

(Multiple positions available)


Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division

1901 Wayside Road

Tinton Falls, NJ  07724


Start Date:      approximately May 15, 2018

End Date:       approximately September 15, 2018

                        (Starting and ending dates flexible based on employee’s school or college schedule)

Salary Range:             $12/hour, 40 hours per week

Work Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Job Description: After undergoing NJDEP approved training, a seasonal employee will primarily work as a certified pesticide operator under the supervision and direction of a mosquito control inspector/licensed applicator.   The seasonal employee will become familiar with basic mosquito biology and habitat and participate in an integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.  Working in teams of two, the seasonal employee will be responsible to inspect known mosquito habitats, apply appropriate control and maintain accurate records of inspection and action taken.  Mosquito Field Technician may also be involved in setting and retrieving mosquito surveillance traps and related duties under the supervision of mosquito entomologists. Other related duties as required.  Work is primarily outdoors.  Knowledge of basic biology/ecology is desirable. 

Required Qualifications:

Must be 18 years or older

Must have valid NJ basic driver’s license (no provisional licenses) and good driving record

Must pass drug and alcohol test

Map reading

Record-keeping skills


Interested candidates must:

complete Application to County of Monmouth found at “How to Apply”

Indicate Mosquito Field Technician for “Title applying for”


Email completed application to and


For more information contact:

Vicki Thompson, Acting Superintendent

Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division

1901 Wayside Road

Tinton Falls, NJ  07724

Phone:  732-542-3630

Fax:     732-542-3267


Faculty Position - Vector Ecologist
Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (academic year appointment at the Assistant Professor level) in Vector Ecology, addressing fundamental questions on the relationships among vectors, pathogens, and hosts. We seek candidates with research interests including (but not limited to) emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, epidemiology, vector and pathogen evolution, biodiversity-disease relationships, short- and long-term impacts of climate change, population genetics, and land-use changes.
Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an externally funded research program in Vector Ecology, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in ongoing programs in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology area and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Extensive opportunities for collaboration exist across the Purdue campus. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 50 faculty members conducting research in ecology and evolutionary biology, structural biology, neurobiology, virology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, and biology education ( These opportunities are enhanced by a highly interactive community of scientists within the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering and interdisciplinary centers in the life sciences including the Purdue Center for the Environment, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, and the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery.
Applications should be submitted electronically to as a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a two to three page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement. Purdue University’s Department of Biological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Chair, Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee at ( or Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.