Position with DDA’s Spotted Lanternfly Survey and Control Program

Environmental Control Technician I


The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Spotted Lanternfly Survey and Control program is a collaborative program between the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS-PPQ). The objective is to visually survey for, and treat properties infested with, Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula.

Summary Statement

Four seasonal positions from approximately April through August with a possible extension. Technicians will work as part of a team to accomplish the daily operations of the DDA Spotted Lanternfly Survey and Control program. Duties will include inspecting trees on public and private property for Spotted Lanternfly, identifying and marking trees for treatment, assisting with the application of insecticides and herbicides on qualifying properties to manage spotted lanternfly, conducting post-treatment follow-up inspections, collecting survey and inspection data, and maintaining daily records of work completed.

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 basic field samples and collection of data related to assigned areas
  • Provides technical information and assistance to the public and the regulated community.
  • Interprets rules and regulations for assigned area.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles and sampling equipment.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports
  • May assist in processing biological samples.
  • May assist in application of herbicides and insecticides.

Job Requirements

  • Experience or course work in entomology, biology, environmental science, or related fields preferred
  • Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation preferred
  • Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked, or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

The resume is 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 resume 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.

Deliver electronic copies of Resume and a Cover Letter to:                            Stephen Hauss                                                                                                                  CAPS Coordinator/Environmental Scientist II                                                                    Delaware Department of Agriculture                                                                                    Plant Industries                                                                                                                    stephen.hauss@delaware.gov

or deliver a hard copy to:                                                                                        ATTN: Stephen Hauss                                                                                                        Plant Industries                                                                                                                  Delaware Department of Agriculture                                                                                  2320 S. DuPont Hwy                                                                                                          Dover, DE 19901

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. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Job Type: Part-time 29.75 Hours/Week

Salary: $14.51 /hour

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