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Corning Tower/Wadsworth Labs
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.