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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I BIO SCIENCE

Nuisance Insect Program Coordinator

Recruitment #21-001061-0002

Introduction

This recruitment is open to current permanent or contractual Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) employees only.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters - Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will oversee MDA's nuisance insect program, including the black fly program in northern Maryland and the midge control program in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as implement Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) programs and manage equipment maintenance and testing in various assigned counties.

POSITION DUTIES

Manage the black fly control program, which typically runs from May through September.  Requires knowledge of laws and policies about pesticides and biological control agents.  Maintains records in compliance with State and Federal laws.  Coordinate dates and times of aerial spraying, conducts inspections to assess black fly population and need for pesticide applications.  Compose Invitation for Bid and work with the successful bidder and monitor expenditures to ensure that projects are completed and within budget. Apply for pesticide discharge permits with the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Manage the midge control program. This includes determining the best ways to control midges in freshwater areas of the Chesapeake Bay, develop the Invitation for Bid and schedule and monitor control applications.

Carry out larval mosquito control and/or mosquito surveillance operations in assigned counties.  This includes ARC/GIS mapping, applying biological control agents and pesticides, ensuring that pesticide use permits are in place, and working with public works personnel.  Complete the billing process.  Requires a thorough knowledge of laws and policies, accurate record keeping.  Will train and supervise seasonal employees.

Maintain Mosquito Control Program trucks and equipment for Anne Arundel County. Ensure equipment is inspected and in working order during the control season and properly winterized.

Coordinate purchase and inventory of insecticides for storage in Annapolis, for use by field offices in Annapolis, Dundalk, College Park and Hollywood.  Maintain inventory and ensure that adequate supplies are available for use.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, bio-chemistry, zoology, botany, animal science, wildlife management, or any other discipline in the field of biological science.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources classifications or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources specialty codes in the Engineering, Natural Resources and Science field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is open to current permanent or contractual Maryland Department of Agriculture employees only.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact:  Mary Darling at 410-841-5847 or mary.darling@maryland.gov

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Agriculture  Human Resource Office, Room 304,  50 Harry S. Truman Parkway  Annapolis, MD  21401. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. All paper applications must be received by the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)

If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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