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2023 Field Technician

Posted 1 week ago

Employer:  Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF)

Location: Augusta, Maine, with some opportunity for telework

Application deadline: March 20, 2023

Full position description and application instructions 


This is a single position opening for a seasonal laboratory, field assistant and invasive plant outreach coordinator to work on two projects starting this spring on a 40 hour per week basis, until completion of the projects next winter.

The first project involves educating plant sellers about invasive plants that may become hitchhikers in plant pots, root balls or other horticultural materials and providing best management practices to prevent weeds in production, holding, display or sales areas. The successful candidate will develop outreach and educational materials, plan, coordinate and implement in-person and online workshops, and work with growers to solve invasive plant management issues.

The second project involves mosquito trapping and testing activities for the Maine statewide mosquito monitoring program as described in DACF’s “Plan for the Protection of the Public Health from Mosquito-borne Diseases.” The successful candidate will assist in selecting sites and servicing mosquito traps weekly, assist in mosquito identification, properly handle, and label specimens using cold-chain protocol, keep records and manage data.

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