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    Summary

    Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is extended for 14 days. Applicants who applied before the outage need NOT reapply.

    This position is located at the Northern Region (Region 1), Regional Office in Missoula, MT.

    The incumbent serves as the invasive species program manager for the Region.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, contact Erin Swiader, at (406) 329-3164 or jennifereswiader@fs.fed.us.

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    Responsibilities

    Administers the Regional non-native invasive species program activities on National Forest System lands and provides site-specific technical assistance concerning invasive species to land managers. Invasive species include non-native plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and pathogens.

    Develops management guidelines by identifying and determining the extent of damage caused, and exercises scientific judgment of a high order in evaluating the severity of the problem. 

    Plans, organizes, and conducts pilot projects, field tests, and demonstrations to determine the value of new or improved materials, strategies or techniques for operational use in survey, evaluation or management of invasive species.

    Maintains communication with, and exchanges invasive species (including noxious weeds), sensitive plants, and native re-vegetation program information with botanists, ecologists, and horticulturists associated with the Forest Service, other Federal and State programs, the scientific community.  

    Reviews environmental assessments and environmental impact statements and makes recommendations to ensure that botanical resources and ecosystem integrity are adequately addressed and considered.

    Plans and leads training of Federal, State, and private land managers in the identification of non-native invasive species, damage they cause, methods and concepts of biological evaluations, and the fundamentals of preventing losses by sound management practices.

    Coordinates with other specialists, including vegetation ecologists, aquatic ecologists, fisheries biologists, wildlife biologists, and regional pesticide coordinator, on issues regarding invasive animals, invertebrates, pathogens, and other non-native species, as needed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Day and/or overnight travel may be required for meeting and training attendance.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509903300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.