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    Summary

    This position is located in the Southwestern Region, with the New Mexico Zone Office (Albuquerque) of Region 3 Forest Health Protection in Albuquerque, NM.

    This position provides professional and technical assistance on the identification, roles and management of forest insects.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Andrew Graves at 505-842-3287 or andrew.graves@usda.gov.

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    Responsibilities

    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.
    • Coordinate an insect detection, evaluation, prevention, and suppression program.
    • Exercise scientific judgement to conceive and conduct evaluations, often in collaboration with research, to gain additional knowledge of the effects of specific insects on environments, control techniques, or survey methodologies.
    • Design and prepare plans that are targeted to meet technical objectives.
    • Collect, process and analyze field data to recommend actions.
    • Prepare technical reports and manuscripts that are technically adequate, and have sound conclusions and recommendations.
    • Provide technical assistance on forest insects to external and internal partners to ensure proper forest management.
    • Prepare guidelines for internal and external partners evaluating infestations and outlining current, effective, environmentally safe, and economically sound pest management alternatives that are consistent with land management objectives.
    • Organize, plan, and conduct forest insect related training programs, presentations, or seminars for various Federal, State, and private individuals.
    • Collaborate with internal and external parties to conduct special evaluations of insect-pests, incorporating new findings to gain additional knowledge.
    • Develop pest management alternatives to ensure proper forest management techniques for recommendation to partners and other Forest Service units.
    • Advise external and internal partners on insect management methods.
    • Represent the Field Office in meetings and conferences to share findings and coordinate insect studies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 25% of the time for site visits, working with resource managers, training, and attending meetings.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0414 Entomology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567950600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.