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    SEASONAL POSITION (18/8 Schedule) located at the Pacific Northwest Research station in Juneau, Alaska.

    The incumbent will focus on the collection and management of field data (both on-the-ground and aerial) to support the team that provides technical advice, assistance, and guidance on forest health issues to Federal, State, private and tribal land managers in Alaska.

    For additional information about this position, please contact Michael Shephard at 907-743-9451 or michael.shephard@usda.gov.

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    • Conduct follow-up ground surveys to verify aerial survey results.
    • Monitor aerial survey progress to ensure results are accurate.
    • Plan, coordinate and conduct the annual aerial Forest Insect and Disease (FID) detection project to survey a large geographic forested area.
    • Coordinate with Federal and State land managers and various forest health experts to determine areas to be surveyed.
    • Provide survey reporting support to Forest Health Protection (FHP) pathologists and entomologists to complete special projects.
    • Identify and map insect and disease occurrences from aircraft to provide survey results.
    • Determine survey requirements to ensure safe and effective coverage for designated forested lands.
    • Implement National and Regional aerial detection survey standards and aviation safety protocols to ensure standards are followed.
    • Prepare aerial detection sketch-map survey data to incorporate into Regional and National databases.
    • Responsibilities/duties listed are at the full-performance (GS-09) grade level.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position. This travel will be for annual survey work, trainings, workshops, and may include overnight in field based on project needs.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562765400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.