Position Classification Title: Entomologist,Sr
Position Classification Code: U4021
Job Family: NMDA
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Advise on, administer, supervise or perform professional and scientific work in the field of entomology.
Standard Duties:
Prevention, detection, evaluation and suppression or control of insect infestations. Review the scenic literature, and consult with entomologists who are specialists in the biology and ecology of the species involved, ascertain the influence of such natural factors as parasites, predators, and pathogens, unusual weather, soil moisture, or other biological or environmental factors which tend to exert an influence over the population levels of the pest species, assess the relative effectiveness of known control measures and their suitability for the use in relation to the biota of the infested area, and draw conclusions and formulate recommendations as to the need, feasibility, and justification of control, including a determination of expected damage and loss without control, and the expected benefits by prescribed control action.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of the biological and physical sciences which underlie the field, and a specific knowledge of the application of these principles to the solution of entomological problems.
short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.
develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-