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    Summary

    If selected you will serve in a vital role to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources in coordination with state officials, other agencies, industry, and colleges, as a federal liaison for plant quarantine programs. The primary work includes import exclusion, complex treatments, export activities, permitting and compliance, as well as pest detection.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Duties are performed at Plant Inspection Stations, International Ports of Entry, and other geographical areas within the United States.
    • Provide specialized inspection, regulation and clearance of propagative plant material, plant products and pest diagnostic identification services at plant inspection stations and other facilities.
    • Interpret and enforce Federal and State domestic quarantines and regulatory orders restricting the inter/intra-state movement of plants, plant products, animal byproduct and other materials.
    • Plan, conduct, and/or supervise various treatments such as disinfection, sterilization, fumigation, cold treatment, hot water treatment, irradiation for plant and animal pests and diseases.
    • Manage multiple program areas such as: post entry quarantine, biological control, gypsy moth, grasshopper/cricket, noxious weeds, boll weevil, or other pests.
    • Review permits, conduct inspections, prepare and execute compliance agreements, enforce policies regarding quarantine, and identify inspection sites.
    • Serve as accredited certifying officials regarding export certification for trade facilitation.
    • Track the progress and submit reports regarding program operations in specific geographical area assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel for training and work assignments may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535843600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.