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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/07/18

Applications Due05/25/18

Vacancy ID53054

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleEntomological Assistant – 09901

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $15.59 to $15.59 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control

Corning Tower/Wadsworth Labs

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Two years (60 credit hours) of college level coursework which must include 24 credit hours in combination of entomology, agronomy, biology, ecology, chemistry, or statistics courses that required laboratory work from an accredited college or university, of which 12 credit hours must have been directly related to entomology. Transcripts detailing qualifying college courses must be submitted with your resume.

College level coursework in biology, chemistry, entomology, ecology or arthropod-borne diseases. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work both independently and as part of a team. Experience using various software packages, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Access. Candidates must be comfortable working outdoors and performing physical activity.

Duties Description With the recent upsurge in tickborne diseases, particularly Powassan encephalitis the Entomological Assistant will perform activities related to enhanced tick surveillance, including: collecting, sorting and identifying specimens; preparing and processing specimens for laboratory analysis; assisting in research activities; and collaborating with various public health partners.

Additional Comments Temporary, hourly, non-competitive. Regular travel is required and will include travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation. Duties will involve physical and outdoor activities. Since there will be potential exposure to infectious material or medical risks associated with this position, candidates who accept appointment may be required to wear protective equipment and/or undergo pre-employment and periodic medical monitoring.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, DJA/EA/09901

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and required college transcript verifying a minimum of 16 credits of qualifying course work as described above, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, DJA/EA/09901, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code DJA/EA/09901 included in the subject line. Failure to include college transcripts and/or the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for these positions. Resumes accepted until May 25, 2018.

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