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    This position is located in Region 4 with State and Private Forestry, location Boise ID.

    Serves as the Forest Health Protection (FHP) Group Leader within the State and Private Forestry (SPF) organization.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Gina Davis at 208-765-7342 or by email gina.davis@usda.gov

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    • Directs the development of work plans, field staff program of work, staffing plans, budgets, policies, and guiding activities to accomplish program objectives.
    • Participates with the Regional Director and other Group Leaders in the formulation and establishment of Regional policies, programs, and standards for federally funded forest insect and disease prevention, suppression and restoration projects.
    • Develops annual and long-term pest management programs for the field staff.
    • Provides technical assistance concerning forest insects/pathogens to land managers.
    • Develops guidelines by identifying and determining the present amount of damage caused, and exercises scientific judgment of a high order in evaluating the actual or potential seriousness of the infestation.
    • Where reduction of insect/pathogen effects is desirable, develops current, effective, environmentally safe, and economically sound forest health protection management alternatives which are consistent with specific land management objectives.
    • As assigned, serves as Acting Director with responsibility for decisions and actions on all phases of Regional State and Private Forestry activities and represents the Director as technical liaison with State and Federal land managers.
    • Monitors cooperative agreements and grants for the regional area covered.
    • Serves as the recognized scientific expert in FHP, including forest insect and pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention and control.
    • Conducts special evaluations, often collaborating with Research, to gain additional specific knowledge concerning insect/pathogen biology, ecological relationships, parasitic effects, survey methodology, or new control techniques.
    • Supervises the delivery of the technology development phase of the program including pilot projects, impact studies, administrative studies and technology transfer projects.
    • Develops reports and publications such as insect and disease conditions, forest pest leaflets, and other special publications to meet state, private, and federal land managers? needs and to meet national FHP reporting requirements.
    • Is responsible for program management, planning, budgeting and management information (PBMI) for identifying work force and organizational needs and staff priorities.
    • Performs supervisory duties 25% or more of the time.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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