Employer: USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)
Location: Douglas County Wisconsin
Application deadline: none listed
Full position description and application instructions: coming soon
This position is seasonal and temporary – limited to 180 days maximum, est. 20-30 hours per week, April through September. Full-time (40 hrs/wk) may be required midseason. Hopeful start date April 1, 2021.
The temporary, seasonal technician will work with PPQ, state and county employees to survey new emerald ash borer (EAB) biocontrol sites, establish parasitoids, and assess and maintain new and existing field locations. The technician will implement all aspects of the EAB field biocontrol program. This includes release site scouting, coordinating biocontrol agent delivery/shipments, conducting field releases and recovery survey activities, and providing outreach to cooperators and the general public. Area of coverage will be the entire state; current survey & release sites are in the central and northern parts of the state. This position will also help to staff outreach booths at public
events and industry trade shows as needed.