Position Description & Application
- Background in entomology, biology, natural resources, or horticulture is desired, but not required.
- Good verbal communication skills, ability, and willingness to interact with public are
- Candidate should be highly organized, self-motivated, and capable of working with minimal supervision.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Must be able to read and follow maps/GPS to trap sites.
- Must be able to follow trap protocols and maintain accurate, detailed records.
- Ability to screen traps and handle insect samples is required.
- Will require working in adverse field conditions (heat, humidity, biting insects, etc.), travel (including driving to and from research sites) throughout the state of Illinois working irregular hours and overnights; lift and carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds. Overnight travel may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
Salary: $15 per hour, depending on qualifications. Up to 40 hours per week.
Available: May 22— August 25, 2023.
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to Kelly Estes, IL CAPS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org (Reference “Invasive Species Tech 2023” in subject line). For full consideration, applications should be received by 03/10/2023, but the position may be filled sooner when a suitable candidate is found.
For questions or more information about the position, please contact Kelly Estes at email@example.com
The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://go.illinois.edu/EEO that participates in the federal e -Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.