Experienced Plant Health Technician pursuing professional licenses and post- graduate degree; have extensive experience setting and monitoring traps for various pests associated with orchard, vineyard and field crops; possess intermediate knowledge of crop pest/ disease management; have used GPS and schematic maps to locate and record trap data; familiar with field etiquette and maintain positive rapport with growers and field workers; maintain good driving record and have operated county and private vehicles to perform job functions.
Field Scout/ Crop Protection TechnicianGary W. Osteen CPAg － Bakersfield, CA
Student InternUniversity of California － Bakersfield, CA
to the Entomology Advisor (Grape and Almond pest research)
Receptionist Services -Concierge and Activity AssisstantABHOW DBA Rosewood Senior Living Community
Certificated SubstituteKern High School District － Bakersfield, CA
Certificated SubstituteKern County Supetintendent of Schools － Bakersfield, CA
Special Day Class Teacher- Mild/ Moderate Disabilities: grades 3-5Standanrd School District － Bakersfield, CA
Special Day Class Teacher- Moderate/ Severe Disabilities: grades 1-3Kern County Superintendent of Schools － Bakersfield, CA
Program Specialist- Health EducatorClinica Sierra Vista － Bakersfield, CA
Summary of Qualifications
Identify pest species: mite species; Navel Orangeworm (NOW); Peach Twig Borer (PTB); Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM); Grape leaf Skeletonizer; Raisin Moth; Omnivorous Leaf Roller; Grape Leaffolder; Lecanium; San Jose and California Red, Cottony Cushion Scale; Grape, Vine and Gill's Mealybugs; Stink Bugs; Leaf-footed Plant Bugs; Glassy Winged Sharpshooter (GWSS) Grape Leaf Hoppers; Alfalfa Weevil; aphids; whiteflies; psyllids; thrips
Identify various beneficial species and natural enemies of pest species;
identify signs of mechanical, abiotic, biotic, pathogenic, nutritional and anaerobic insult/injury to crops.
Microsoft Office Suite; Outlook; Constant Contact
Various Office Machines
Digital camera Microscope (Compound and Dissecting)
Education and Training
Associate of Science Environmental HorticultureBakersfield Community College
Education Specialist; Mild/ Moderate Disability- Level I Credential w/ Cross- cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certification.National University
Bachelor of Arts: HistoryCalifornia State UniversityMinor: Psychology
Associate of Arts: HistoryBakersfield Community CollegeHistory
Trained/supervised 10 student interns in pest monitoring and data collection;
Supervised paraprofessionals in academic setting;
Hold Associate of Science and Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture from accredited college;
Hold California Activity Leader Certificate;
Achieved Level 1 Education Specialist-- Mild/ Moderate Disability Credential with Cross- cultural Language Development (CLAD) certification;
Completed California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET)
Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
Have written successful award nominations for Kern Regional Awards of Merit and Beautiful Bakersfield for Bakersfield College Garden Fest and Tree Foundation of Kern.
Board Member: Kern County Chapter California Landscape Contractors Association(CLCA): Tree Foundation of Kern (TFOK); California Rare Fruit Growers: Kern (CRFG: Kern); Past Secretary of Bakersfield College Agriculture Club.
General Membership: Irrigation Association (IA); California Association of Pest Control Advisors(CAPCA);
Receptionist Services -Concierge and Activity Assisstant
Special Day Class Teacher- Mild/ Moderate Disabilities: grades 3-5
Special Day Class Teacher- Moderate/ Severe Disabilities: grades 1-3
Program Specialist- Health Educator
Associate of Science Environmental Horticulture Education Specialist; Mild/ Moderate Disability- Level I Credential w/ Cross- cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certification. Bachelor of Arts : History Associate of Arts : History
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