Environmental Scientist III (Impoundment/Habitat Biologist)

State of Delaware Smyrna, Delaware
Job Type Paid permanent

Summary Statement
Position is responsible for coordinating and assisting in the management of 11 Division-owned impoundments, implementation of a statewide phragmites control program and the planning, design, coordination, and evaluation of other wetland and upland habitat projects on State wildlife areas. Position collects, analyzes and presents habitat and species data to support habitat management decisions and practices. Position conveys habitat research and management plans through technical reports, and coordinates management plans and designs in collaboration with Division regional staff. Assists with the development of annual budgets, grants and contracts.

Career Ladder
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Preferred Qualification

  • Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
  • Six months experience in planning, designing, implementing, managing and evaluating wildlife habitat management projects.

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 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 higher in 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.
  • Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
  • Three 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.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).



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