The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is seeking a Plant Pest and Disease Specialist - Advanced to work as a Gypsy Moth Trapping Coordinator within the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Division of Agricultural Resource Management. The Bureau of Plant Industry monitors for plant pests and diseases present in Wisconsin and for those that we want to keep out of Wisconsin by using scientific surveys and routine inspections of licensed businesses. It also enforces regulations to control and prevent introduction and spread of pests and diseases.
The agency works hard to serve the people of Wisconsin to assure: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. This position is located in Madison, Wisconsin. This rewarding full time position offers great work life balance as well competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Under general supervision, as a technical field expert for the statewide male moth trapping and egg mass surveys, this position is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, and management of the gypsy moth monitoring segment of the statewide gypsy moth program. This portion of the program is conducted in cooperation with USDA-FS, USDA-APHIS, and WI DNR. This position establishes trapping parameters and directs LTE trappers in summer and egg mass surveyors in fall. Further, this individual participates in the administration of statewide trapping plans for nurseries, Christmas tree plantations, and other high-risk locations and potential pathways that may transport gypsy moth. This position works closely with the gypsy moth control coordinator as well as regulatory personnel within DATCP's Bureau of Plant Industry.