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Biological Aide with DNREC

Date inactive: 6/1/2013

Employer Name: DNREC - Division of Fish and Wildlife - Mosquito Control Section

Employer Description: The Delaware Mosquito Control Section provides statewide services to more than 880,000 residents and more than 2 million visitors annually to maintain quality of life and protect public health by reducing the possibility of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus. Our employees focus on controlling larval and adult mosquito populations and treating mosquito breeding habitats. Mosquito Control uses the latest Integrated Pest Management approach source reduction and the judicious use of insecticides.

Employer Address: 1161 Airport Road, Milford, DE 19963

Website: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/services/Pages/MosquitoSection.aspx

Job Title: Biological Aide

Job Description: Working with Environmental Scientists on a variety of projects that may include routine mosquito surveillance in wetland and upland habitats, insecticide handling and application, insecticide efficacy testing, aircraft calibration, or wetland water management projects. This position also addresses all citizen mosquito complaints and conducts public education efforts on how communities and citizens can protect themselves from mosquito borne diseases. In addition, this position involves use of boats and tracked all-terrain vehicles.

Pay: ~$9.00/hr

How To Apply: To request an application please contact our office @ 302-422-1512.

What Major: Candidates must possess a valid drivers license. College level science course work and experience in biological sampling is preferred. Biological Aides must be in good physical condition and able to work out-of-doors, often under harsh conditions (heat and biting insects). On the job training will be provided.

Any Grade Level: Yes