University of Alaska Integrated Pest Management Technician in Fairbanks, Alaska

Integrated Pest Management Technician

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Classification:Temporary Technical Seasonal

Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75

Work type:Temporary

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:School of Nat Res & Extension

Location:Fairbanks

Categories:Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Other

Position Summary:We are seeking individuals to fill the role of Integrated Pest Management Technician in Anchorage, Palmer, and Delta Junction. This is a temporary position during the summer.

Duties:

100Diagnose insect, plant disease, and weed problems and provide information on control options. Work with home gardeners, commercial growers, and rural landowners: answer questions over the telephone, make onsite consultations, and diagnoses samples brought into the office. Responsible for collecting and preserving insects, weeds, and diseased plants for educational displays and taking and collecting digital photos of pests for later inclusion in training aids. Engage in public outreach on IPM and current pest occurrences. The position involves utilization of insect traps, laboratory equipment used to identify pests, monitoring pest populations, and assessing damage levels. Field records must be maintained accurately at all times. Reports will be required throughout the field season.Essential

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

An understanding of natural sciences and/or agriculture and horticulture is required. Skill with identifying pests, keeping detailed records, and using a variety of methods of communication is critical. Must be able to communicate well with the public, balance a number of tasks, work with a range of software programs, and have strong organizational instincts.

Typical level/type of education or training required:

High School diploma with some college.

Typical length of time and experience:

One to two years of education with a scientific emphasis towards a BS in Agriculture, Entomology, Pathology, Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Botany, Biology, Ecology, Range Science, Weed Science, or related field is required.

This position is a temporary position and will work approximately 450 hours over the course of the summer, during the field season. Ideally, employment would be from the middle of May through the middle of August, but employment could start earlier or end later, depending on the needs of the department and the needs of the employee.

To Apply:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

Review Date:

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on April 25, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA’s statement of nondiscrimination available atwww.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Advertised:11 Apr 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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