Aquatic Invasive Species Technician: Vermont

Agency
Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Location
Two positions are available, one in Rutland, VT, and one in either St. Johnsbury or Newport, VT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/lakes-ponds/aquatic-invasives
Salary
16.61 / hr
Start Date
05/15/2017
Last Date to Apply
09/02/2017
Description
Overview
The Lakes and Ponds Program of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation seeks energetic and outgoing individuals to join our aquatic invasive species management team for the upcoming field season. The primary responsibility of the incumbents will be to oversee and implement AIS spread prevention efforts in their respective region. This includes traveling to regional waterbodies with trailered watercraft decontamination equipment and performing watercraft inspections and decontaminations, as well as educating the public on the threats posed by invasive species. It is expected that the incumbent will become an expert in watercraft decontamination, and will support other regional watercraft inspection and decontamination efforts. Additionally, incumbents will be expected to engage the public in multiple ways to provide AIS education, which may include outreach at local events or schools. Incumbents will perform other duties as needed by the AIS program that may include invasive plant and animal monitoring and management, data entry, basic data analysis, equipment maintenance, and maintenance of signs and other informational materials in their region. Because these positions will focus on outreach at public access areas that are typically busiest on weekends, it is expected that the incumbent will work many weekends.

General Job Description
Environmental program administrative work for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve the gathering, processing, and management of technical data and records using computerized systems and related technologies. Work may be performed in a variety of regulatory, non-regulatory, scientific, and engineering programs. Work at this level differs from the higher level technicians in the level of independence and from lower level technicians in the level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level technician, analyst, scientist, engineer, or administrative supervisor.
Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge and experience with AIS spread prevention techniques
• Basic knowledge of biology and environmental science
• Able to work well independently with minimal supervision
• Experience operating watercraft and other small machinery
• Effective communication abilities and public relations skills

Minimum Qualifications
Associate's degree AND one (1) year or more of experience in administration of a technical program.
OR
High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of experience in the administration of a technical program.
OR
One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Technician I.

APPLY ONLINE AT
https://vthr.erp.state.vt.us/psp/VTHR/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=621217&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 (St. Johnsbury/Newport position)
OR
https://vthr.erp.state.vt.us/psp/VTHR/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=621218&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 (Rutland position)
Contact Person
Josh Mulhollem
Contact eMail
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