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Occ. Code 1215000




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            Positions in this title assist in the collecting, sorting and identifying of insect specimens; analyze and tabulate data; and assist in research activities. 


            These positions are located at the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).




ENTOMOLOGICAL ASSISTANT: seasonal; assist scientists with research activities involving or related to insects.




Assist in the collecting, sorting and identifying of insect specimens.


Assist in field investigations of disease outbreaks attributable to arthropod vectors.


·         Collect, band, identify and draw blood from wild birds.


·         Assist municipalities with local surveillance programs by identifying, processing and shipping specimens.


Analyze and tabulate data.


Assist in other research activities, as assigned. 




Open Competitive:  Two years (60 semester credit hours) of college coursework which must include twenty-four credit hours in a combination of courses in Entomology, Agronomy, Biology, Ecology, Biology, and Statistics, of which twelve credit hours must have been directly related to Entomology.


Date:  5/10


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.