Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Help Wanted: Berks Conservation District Agricultural Conservationist, West Nile Technician

The Berks County Conservation District is seeking candidates for an Agricultural Resource Conservationist position.  An Agricultural Resource Conservationist provides technical and financial assistance to local landowners in order to conserve soil, and to protect and enhance Berks County's natural resources.
            The District is also seeking candidates for a West Nile Virus Seasonal Technician to be responsible for implementing mosquito control and Integrated Mosquito Management throughout Berks County. Duties include field work, data collection, data entry, mosquito control activities and coordination with neighboring counties and Department of Environmental Protection staff.
            All applicants should be able to identify larval, pupal and adult mosquitoes, transport and set up equipment in isolated areas, read and understand label directions for the application on insect eradication agents, walk and work in heavily wooded and wet areas.
            All applicants are required to have a B.S. in Entomology, Environmental Resource Management, Biology or a closely related field is required; all applicants are required to possess or be able to acquire a PA Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License.
            Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Berks County Conservation District either by mail to 1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 200, Leesport, PA 19533 or send email to, no phone calls, please.  Additional information will be posted on the District website.

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