Alabama seeks Biologist II – Entomology Option

Application Deadline: Dec. 28, 2016 Job Opportunity

State of Alabama
Personnel Department
64 North Union Street
P. O. Box 304100
Montgomery, AL 36130-4100
Phone: (334) 242-3389
Fax: (334) 242-1110
Current Announcement
Salary: $39,290.40 – $62,529.60
Announcement Date: Nov. 30, 2016
Application Deadline: Dec. 28, 2016
The Biologist II – Entomology Option is a permanent, full-time position with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Positions are located in Montgomery. This is management and scientific research work in monitoring and controlling vector borne infectious diseases as the State Vector Control Coordinator. Employees in this class are responsible for conducting field or laboratory projects and supervising the Vector Borne Infectious Disease program for the Department of Public Health.
 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Animal Science, Entomology, Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Field Biology, or a closely related field.
 Two years of experience in the general area of medical entomology performing such duties as conducting a program of vector control or conducting ecological research related to vector management and abatement.
 Master’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Entomology.
 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permit, as issued by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, must be attained during the probationary period in order to obtain permanent employment.
 The Alabama Department of Public Health will verify possession of the degree prior to employment.
 Open-Competitive to all applicants.
 An Evaluation of Training and Experience as shown on the application will comprise 100% of the final score for the open-competitive register.
• Complete an Application for Examination Form available at, the above address, or any Alabama Career Center Office.
• Apply on-line, by mail, or by fax. Application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the application deadline date shown above. The State Personnel Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service or faxing malfunctions.
Individuals currently on the register MUST reapply to remain eligible for employment.
*Please refer to the back of this announcement for complete information on State Personnel’s policy for accepting
post-secondary and advanced degrees.
Except for pretest information provided by State Personnel to all applicants, you should not directly or indirectly obtain information about examinations. If you do, the State Personnel Director may do several things. One, you may not be given an examination. Two, you may be disqualified after an examination. Three, your name may be removed from a register. Or four, your name may not be certified from the register. (Rules of the State Personnel Board, Chapter 670-x-9). According to the Code of Alabama, 36-26-47, a willful violation of exam security is a misdemeanor. Any person who is convicted of this type of misdemeanor will not get a state job. If they are officers or employees of the state, they will be required to forfeit their office or position for five years.
If you know of anyone who has violated this policy, you should contact the Examination Manager at the State Personnel Department.
Applicants hired by the State of Alabama on or after January 1, 2012 will be subject to the E-Verify process pursuant to Act No. 2011-535.
State of Alabama Personnel Department
Policy on Accepting College Coursework, Post-Secondary and Advanced Degrees
1. Specific college coursework required for a job, as well as Bachelor’s, graduate, post graduate, and doctoral degrees will be accepted from the schools accredited by any of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States listed below:
 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
 Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE))
 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
 Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
 New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
 Western Association of Schools and Colleges –Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SCUC)
2. Coursework or degrees from schools that have not been accredited by one of the above listed regional accreditation associations may be accepted if a regionally accredited school* considers the coursework or degree to be an acceptable prerequisite for admission to an advanced degree program. For example, if a regionally accredited school accepts an applicant’s bachelor’s degree for admittance into a graduate degree program, State Personnel will accept the degree. In the case of required college coursework (but no degree requirement), State Personnel will accept the college coursework if a regionally accredited school accepts the coursework towards a post-secondary degree (e.g., a bachelor’s degree). This must be documented by a letter of acceptance from the regionally accredited school. State Personnel will review such requests on a case-by-case basis.
Note: This policy is subject to change. Certain state agencies may have additional requirements.
*The term “regionally accredited school” refers to an institution of higher education accredited by one of the above listed accreditation associations.

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