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    Position is in the Northern Region and reports to the Forest Health Protection at the Regional Office located in Missoula, MT.  

    Position is advertised at the GS-6 grade level only with promotion potential to GS-8 grade level.

    Position performs aerial and ground surveys, and a variety of complex and recurring duties supporting Forest Health Protection/pest management projects. 

    For additional information about this position, please contact Joel Egan at (406) 329-3278 or jegan@fs.fed.us.

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    Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Schedules, organizes, and executes field and laboratory projects for detecting, identifying and evaluating forest pest/forest health protection problems. Resolves common administrative and safety concerns related to the project.

    From a small fixed-wing aircraft, collects insect and disease damage information on GIS based computer programs and takes photographs to record forest damage and insects and pathogens.

    Assists with development of reports and aerial survey results after higher graded employees have refined and verified the data and analyzed the results.  

    Responsible for effective working relationships with customers and meeting expectations of these customers about the services provide.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Government vehicle daily for 5-6 months, with some overnight travel (about 25%). In field season, travel by air is required for the job and includes flight in a small aircraft for up to 2 months a year (six hours day/5 days a week) to conduct aerial detection surveys for insects and diseases. Flight conditions are variable over mountainous terrain, while operating equipment and often include high temperatures in the summer and turbulence.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514465400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.