Entomologist II – Old Town, ME

Entomologist II
Maine Forest Service
Old Town, ME

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is professional scientific work administering statewide forest entomology surveys and providing technical assistance for pest management. Work includes overseeing and conducting insect surveys and evaluations, monitoring insect and host conditions, conducting management trials and providing technical assistance for control work including aerial treatment campaigns. Work is performed under limited supervision. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate personnel.

Work may include, design, administration and coordination of entomology survey programs; design, oversight and implementation of forest insect investigations, field studies, management trials, management campaigns, impact evaluations; provide diagnosis and recommend management options for forest health concerns; analyze, translate, employ lab and field data to determine program effectiveness, prepare technical reports and recommendations; present data, findings and recommendations to a variety of audiences as a basis for decision making in management of forest health; develop and maintain expertise in coordinating and providing technical support for pesticide control programs including aerial operations; prepare information for the public including but not limited to technical reports, information sheets web pages, workshops, exhibits for broad audiences interested in forest and shade tree conditions, survey activities and management recommendations; attend and provide support for national and regional meetings to exchange information and maintain professional competence; other duties in support of the bureau and division mission.

The position requires knowledge of integrated pest management in forest and tree systems, forest ecology and entomology principles; ability to become adept at use of MS Office and ArcGIS Software Suites and licensed as a commercial pesticide applicator in multiple categories related to position duties; and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentations skills. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to work well as a leader and team player and independently; and, experience organizing, prioritizing, and managing multiple work projects and types of activities, while meeting and managing deadlines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A six (6) year combination of experience, training, and education in the field of entomology, forestry, biology, or related field.

Request for supplemental materials in support of application: at least one professional writing samples and presentation sample (PowerPoint or equivalent) are requested.

Additional Information: https://mainebhr.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk02tzu/

Contact Name: Michael Parisio
Contact Email: michael.parisio@maine.gov
Contact Phone: 2072877094