The Gypsy Moth Data Coordinator is responsible for directing and coordinating the annual gypsy moth detection survey in Idaho. The Coordinator is responsible for supervising at least one temporary employee who assembles, installs and retrieves as many as 2500 insect traps in northern Idaho. This position also oversees the survey in southern Idaho which is conducted by cooperating agencies (US Forest Service and Idaho Department of Agriculture). The Coordinator compiles the statewide data, maintains databases and writes an annual report.
Coordinate all aspects of a statewide survey for gypsy moth, an invasive forest pest.
- Determine level of trapping annually in consultation with cooperators.
- Supervise seasonal employee(s) and assist with the deployment and collection of several thousand insect traps annually.
- Compile data from IDL and cooperating agency’s surveys and maintain in databases.
- Collect weather data monthly to determine gypsy moth development and survey timing.
- Track expenses and develop budget with Program Manager.
Compile and analyze survey data and produce and distribute annual survey report for Idaho.
- Use ArcMap and other GIS software to generate and update maps used in the gypsy moth and other surveys.
- Schedule and coordinate Idaho Gypsy Moth Technical Advisory Committee meetings annually.
- Participate in and assist with other forest insect and disease activities as needed.
- Assist with aerial detection and Douglas-fir tussock moth surveys and data management.