KidsGardening is Hiring

We are on the lookout for an experienced garden educator and educational content developer with an enthusiastic spirit and proactive, collaborative work ethic.

The application will require that you upload a resume and samples of original garden-based learning teaching materials you’ve developed.

The application period for this role will close on June 3. Applicants will be notified the week of June 6.

Job Description

Application

Email employment@kidsgardening.org with questions at any time.

Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) science and energy laboratory, participates in DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and Community College Internships (CCI) Programs.  These programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce development for Teachers and Scientists in collaboration with DOE national laboratories.  The SULI and CCI programs are now accepting applications.  The deadline to apply is May 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at DOE laboratories.  Selected students perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

The Program Community College Internships Program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to DOE’s mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories.  Selected students contribute to technologies or instrumentation projects under the guidance of laboratory scientists or engineers.

Access to the online application systems for both programs can be found on the links above.

Position with DDA’s Spotted Lanternfly Survey and Control Program

Environmental Control Technician I

Introduction

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

2022 Summer Positions at Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife – Mosquito Control Section

WORK LOCATION: Mosquito Control office in Newark, Delaware (approx. 10-15 mins. south of UD).

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: late May/early June through the end of Aug. with some positions possibly extending to mid-late Oct. (depending on need, budget, etc.). Starting and ending dates somewhat flexible.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Environmental Control Tech I (mosquito control) (2) – This position will provide a unique opportunity for the selected applicant to gain exposure in many aspects of operational mosquito control in Delaware. Employees in this position will largely work outdoors under varying weather conditions to accomplish the goals of a modern mosquito control program under well-defined guidelines. This includes but is not limited to: routine larval/adult mosquito surveillance and control (using insecticides), data collection, addressing citizen mosquito complaints, drawing blood and maintaining chicken flocks throughout the state for virus surveillance, collecting mosquito disease data, deploying/servicing/collecting mosquito trap data, and possible operation of boats/ATV’s.

Environment Control Tech II (tick surveillance) (1) – The primary function of this position is to provide advanced technical support to the state’s tick program and lead biologist. This mainly involves field surveillance and collection of ticks along with taxonomic identification of these specimens to genus and species level via advance microscopy. Additional duties involve procuring and maintaining necessary field gear and scientific collection equipment, data entry and analysis, assisting in the preparation of outreach/education materials and technical reports as well as collaborating in authoring research publications in scientific journals. Data collected from this tick program is important to understanding tick abundance, species composition and trends to in turn develop best management practices for protecting the public from tick bites and potential tick-borne illness.

SALARY/HOURS: $11.27/hr. (mosquito) and $13.75/hr. (tick). Hours are generally 8-4, Mon.-Fri. There are no medical, dental or state holiday benefits with this position. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire, possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record; have good communication skills and strong work ethic. Helpful to have experience demonstrating ability to work outdoors in demanding summer conditions (heat and humidity). College level science course work and experience in biological sampling is preferred. All other training will be provided “on the job”.

For the official job postings and to apply, please go to the following links:

 

Seeking Veterinary Medical Assistants & Technicians – Wilmington Animal Hospital

Wilmington Animal Hospital, in Wilmington DE, is looking for veterinary assistants and veterinary technicians.  Full or part-time work is available for students looking to get hands-on experience with the ability to work hard as part of a team. Wilmington Animal Hospital is a 5 doctor practice and uses the team approach to medical care.  We offer ultrasound and surgery services with board-certified veterinarians.  We believe in education and training for our staff and have employed many pre-vet students over the years.  We have biweekly staff meetings, a bonus structure, and provide snacks! We currently have two UD pre-vet student veterinary technicians who will be attending veterinary school next year.  Please send resumes to our practice manager, Stephanie Connell, CVPM.   stephanie@wilmingtonanimalhospital.com.

Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens!

Two Blue Hens

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (3) students the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience working with live Blue Hen chickens from the UD flock while getting paid! Student interns will gain hands-on care and handling experience with live Blue Hen chickens, display our UD Blue Hens at select home football game tailgates, talk to the public about the birds and the importance of the poultry industry in the state of Delaware, and answer any questions. Additionally, interns will display the birds at Ag Day, and at 2 to 4 UD recruiting/alumni events throughout the year.

Interns will start by receiving training on the history and husbandry of the birds. Interns will then be involved with the care of the birds for the fall, up until the end of the UD home football season. This includes visiting the birds 2 to 3 times per week to check on the overall well-being of the birds. Training will occur in late August-early September.

Interns will be trained on how to use the trailer and golf cart and/or four-wheeler to pull the display trailer to the UD home football games in the Fan Zone in front of the stadium.  Interns should be prepared to spend 1 to 2 hours per week learning about the care, management and history of the birds, while working with the birds to learn how to handle them and acclimate them to the environment for their fall appearances.  Students must commit to working a minimum of 3.5 to 4 hours at each of the UD home games.

Interested students should e-mail Dr. Brian Ladman at bladman@udel.edu.

Tri-Garden Internship – Summer 2022

Three locations all in Wilmington, DE: Delaware Center for Horticulture, Goodstay Gardens, and Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar

Description: Unique opportunity to learn and practice professional horticulture within the context of three different historic, urban, and public garden settings.

Individual workdays will be split each week among the three gardens. Duties include daily tasks such as: weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, planting, integrated pest management, and occasional work with volunteers, garden guides, and garden club/ tours (as COVID parameters permit). Opportunity to experience public horticulture first-hand, nonprofit operations and to participate in a variety of projects. School credit is available.

Compensation and Duration: $12.00/hour, 12-weeks minimum, 40-hours/ week with flexible start and end dates negotiated at the time of acceptance – possibility for longer term internship if schedule permits.

 Requirements: This internship program is designed for, but not limited to, students or recent graduates majoring in landscape/ ornamental horticulture, landscape architecture, or landscape contracting. Candidates must possess a sincere interest in learning about the maintenance and administration of public garden spaces, be capable of rigorous work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions, able to lift 50lbs, self-motivated, have the ability to work independently, and as part of a team. Needs to have reliable transportation, and a valid driver’s license. It is feasible to bike from any garden location to the others (maximum one mile distance). Housing is not included or available. Interns will be required to follow COVID safety guidelines and employment policies provided by the Delaware Center for Horticulture.

To apply: The successful candidate will be hired as a temporary/seasonal employee of the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH). Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

careers@thedch.org (please reference Tri-garden internship in email subject line)
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled.

DCH is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. DCH prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

DCH’s policies apply to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Delaware Center for Horticulture makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Ruppert Landscape is Hiring!

APPLY FOR A JOB WITH RUPPERT LANDSCAPE!


Ruppert Landscape is continually seeking talented individuals to join the company. Full time career opportunities cover a wide range of specialties including:

  • Landscape Management
  • Landscape Installation
  • Hardscape Installation
  • Sales & Estimating
  • Business Administration
  • Fleet, Facilities, and Equipment Maintenance

For current openings, visit www.ruppertlandscape.com/careers/currentopenings

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