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    Summary

    This position is located at the Plant Materials Center in Pullman, WA.
    The incumbent will provide plant science solutions to water quality concerns, control erosion on cropland and critical areas, improve forage production and quality on pasture and rangelands, and improve wildlife habitat. This is accomplished by evaluating promising plant species and vegetative technologies and providing plant related information to NRCS field staff to support conservation planning for their clients.

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    Responsibilities

    • Administers and conducts Plant Materials Center (PMC) studies and activities to support plant materials-agronomic plant and vegetative technology testing program.
    • Develops study plans, designs appropriate tests and experiments, maintains and monitors plantings, collects and analyses quantitative data, interprets results, and assembles and transfers results of information to customers.
    • Assists with preparation of the Plant Materials Center annual reports and other special reports covering results of work accomplished.
    • Prepares and delivers plant materials training sessions. Provides current research based information to external and internal customers.
    • Assists the Plant Materials Center Manager with business management functions of the PMC. Assists developing a long-range program plan and an annual business plan to incorporate actions to address concerns identified at the state and regional level.

    Travel Required

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

    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/558787000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.