Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 09-Feb-2018 to 02-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Plant Industries-Plant Pest Control
  • MO, USA
  • 10.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


Temporary Summer Job Opportunity

TITLE: Gypsy Moth Survey Technician

1.  Southeast Missouri (Dent and Texas Counties)

2.  Central Missouri (Camden and Wright Counties)

3.  Central Missouri (Callaway, Gasconade, and Miller Counties)

PAY RATE: $10.00 PER HOUR/ State Vehicle Provided

DURATION and HOURS: Approx. May 16 - August 18, 2018; 40 hours/week.

CLOSING DATE: March 2, 2018 (Or until positions are filled)


Successful applicants for these positions will participate in the annual Missouri Cooperative Gypsy Moth Survey for detecting the presence of this invasive species, a serious pest of oaks. The employee will be assigned a survey area (usually 3-5 counties) and will be responsible for assembly, placement, monitoring and collection of about 500 traps in their assigned area. The employee will be responsible for navigating to and recording the location of trap locations using GPS units, grid 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.


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. Applicants will need to be able to identify potential gypsy moths after instruction. 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 must be able to change a flat tire and follow maintenance schedules on assigned vehicle.

Application Process:
If interested, please apply online at http://agriculture.mo.gov/hr/jobopps.php 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
Attention: HR
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630
Telephone: (573) 751-8730
TT/TDD: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (573) 522-5692
E-mail: HR@mda.mo.gov


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