Invasive Species Field Technician - University of Illinois: Champaign, IL (due 3/1)
$12-$14/hr up to 40 hours a week (June 1 - August 21)
The Illinois Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program is seeking a qualified and self-motivated individual to work as part of its invasive species monitoring team. The successful candidate will travel throughout Illinois, setting and monitoring insect pheromone traps, along with conducting visual surveys for plant pests in corn and soybeans.
Background in entomology, biology, natural resources, or horticulture is desired, but not required. Good verbal communication skills, ability and willingness to interact with the public are essential. Candidate should be highly organized, self-motivated, and capable of working with minimal supervision.
A valid driver’s license is required. Travel regularly to trap sites statewide. Read and follow maps/GPS to trap sites. Work outside under sometimes difficult field and environmental conditions. Follow trapping protocols and maintain accurate, detailed records. Screen traps and handle insect samples.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2020. Please submit via email 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the contact information of three references to Kelly Estes, IL CAPS coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.