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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Job Announcement for Gypsy Moth Detection Program in Illinois

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Message Posted on Behalf of Beth Burns

Please post this job announcement to the Ag Ed listserve.  If you have any questions please call (217-398-1698) or email me
United States Department of Agriculture Open:
March 9, 2005
Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
Closed: April 1, 2005
Plant Protection and Quarantine
Ref#: 05-GM-ILPPQ
2005 Job Announcement for Gypsy Moth Detection Program in Illinois
Plant Protection Aid/Technician (GS421-3/4)
Pay rate on or about $10.52 per hour for GS3; on or about $11.81 for GS4.
Work vehicle provided. Average daily driving requirement is 100-250 miles.
40 hours per week, 8:00AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday
Starting date mid to late May and ending date mid to late August are
Dates depend upon weather and other conditions. Work will last
approximately 11-13 weeks (440 hours) over a 13-15 week period.
Seeking qualified and self-motivated individuals to work as seasonal Gypsy
Moth Trappers, setting, servicing and removing traps throughout a
multiple-county area within Illinois. Plan routes, assemble gypsy moth
traps, contact property owners, prepare maps and weekly reports as
instructed. The following abilities are important: Ability to work
independently; prioritize work efficiently; read and follow maps; record,
compile and maintain data accurately, including the possible use of a
Global Position System (GPS) unit; learn simple insect identification;
practice safe driving habits; able to drive up to approx. 250 miles per
day; able to work outdoors in rugged terrain; communicate regularly and as
directed by supervisor; commitment to work through the season. These
positions require highly responsible and accountable employees.
Grade GS-3: Successful completion of one year of study, above high school,
that includes at lease 4 semester hours in courses such as biology, plant
pathology, entomology, zoology, botany, forestry, chemistry, agriculture or
Grade GS-4: Successful completion of two years of study, above high school
level, that includes at least 8 semester hours in the course work mentioned
General Experience: 6 months – (1) Any type of work which demonstrates the
applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position or (2) experience
which provided a familiarity with the subject matter or process of the
broad subject area of the occupation.
Specialized Experience: 6 months – Experience which is in the occupation
of the position to be filled; in a related occupation; or in one of the
specialized areas within that occupation, which has equipped the applicant
with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully
perform the duties of the position upon entry.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Applicant must have a valid state driver’s license and a good driving
Applicant must be able to communicate verbally in a tactful way to a
diverse public. Applicant must live in assigned trapping area.
1. Request an Application Packet from USDA APHIS-PPQ in Champaign. These
materials can be sent by mail or email.
2. Submit the following forms (copies of these forms are available upon
request- bolded forms are included in the Application Packet) :
a. Application: OF-612 or SF-171 or resume, including references
b. Declaration of Federal Employment: OF-306
c. Copy of College Transcript(s) or Supplemental Education Form or
OPM Form 1170/17 - List of College Courses and Certificate of
Scholastic Achievement to include credits and grades received.
d. DD-214 and SF-15 (if applicable), if you are claiming Veterans
e. Availability and Driving Record Forms
Send the completed application and forms to: Elizabeth Burns
1817 South Neil St., Suite 105
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-398-1698 or 1724
Fax: 217-398-1732
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer
2005 Gypsy Moth Survey Central Illinois Counties
Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian,
Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar,
Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene,
Hardin, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper,
Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Lawrence, Lee,
Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Madison, Macon, Macoupin, Marion,
Marshall, Massac, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan,
Moultrie, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph,
Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark,
St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne,
White, Whiteside, Williamson, Woodford

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