MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Temporary Summer Job Opportunity
THOUSAND CANKER DISEASE SURVEY TECHNICIAN (2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE
1. Central Missouri (Based in Jefferson City)
2. Western Missouri (Clay, Jackson, Lafayette, Cass and Surrounding Counties)
PAY RATE: $12.00 PER HOUR / State Vehicle Provided
DURATION and HOURS: Approx. May 20 - Early to mid August, 2019; 40 hours/week.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Successful applicants for these positions will participate in the annual Missouri Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) survey of black walnut for detecting the presence of this disease in the state. The employee will be assigned a survey area where they will be responsible for locating suitable trap locations and preparation, placement, monitoring, and collection of these traps. The employee will be responsible for navigating to and recording the location of trap locations using GPS units, maps and data sheets. The employee will be required to follow the required survey time frames and comply with established reporting requirements. The employee is responsible for the return of all department issued equipment and materials.
The Jefferson City position will have the above mentioned responsibilities. However, the emphasis of the job will be sorting samples in the lab from the TCD survey. Visual and trapping surveys will be conducted in various locations around the state as time allows. Knowledge and experience with using a microscope and insect identification is desirable. Employee must be able to work independently and sit for extended periods of time processing samples and entering data.
Applicants must be a high school graduate and must have valid driver's license with good driving record. Due to the critical nature of survey timing, applicants must be available for the entire trapping period. Applicants must be able to travel in isolated areas on their own and work outside in Missouri summer weather conditions. Must be able to communicate with the public about the survey and represent the Missouri Department of Agriculture in a professional manner. Applicants must be able to use maps and GPS units (with training) to navigate to and maintain proper records of trap locations. Applicants will need to be able to identify and recognize black walnut trees. Applicants must be able to change a flat tire and follow maintenance schedules on assigned vehicle.
If interested, please apply online at and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the \"Apply Now\" information to the right, then click \"Apply for this Position\". This will direct you to the online application. You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630
Telephone: (573) ###-####
TT/TDD: (800) ###-####
Fax: (573) ###-####
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