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    This Plant Pathologist position serves the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health and Economics unit located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    This employee has responsibility for providing long-range planning, program direction, coordination, and evaluation of program activities.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Michael J. Bohne at


    or 802-238-7516; or John Kyhl at


    or 651-466-7706.

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    • Directs the development of work plans, field staff program of work, staffing plans, budgets, and policies.
    • Formulates and establishes policies, programs, and standards for forest insect and disease prevention, suppression and restoration projects.
    • Develops annual and long-term pest management programs for the field staff.
    • Develops current, effective, lower risk, and economically sound forest health protection management alternatives.
    • Serves as a scientific expert in Forest Health Protection (FHP), including forest insect and pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention and control.
    • Integrates activities with other lands that adjoin or are intermingled with forest lands.
    • Supervises the delivery of the technology development phase of the program.
    • Provides guidance in land management plans and vegetation management projects.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position 25% of the time--approximately one week per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0434 Plant Pathology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525506300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.