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    Summary

    This position is located at the USDA Forest Service - Savannah River Site, New Ellenton, SC.

    The scientist collaborates with scientists, students and faculty to conduct research that addresses questions for sustainable forest management and ecosystem restoration. The research program is developed to address environmental questions, which have relevance to regional and national issues.

    For more information, please contact Carl Trettin at (843) 336-5602 or by email at carl.c.trettin@usda.gov.

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    Responsibilities

    • Lead Conducts research to address critical questions regarding sustainable silvicultural practices for forest products, woody crop production systems, and ecosystem restoration.
    • Personal research may focus on silviculture, forest ecology, soils, forest restoration.
    • Participates in collaborative interdisciplinary research teams to develop field-based experiments, including the development and application of models.
    • Research functions include problem identification, development of proposals, managing studies, data analyses, and publishing findings in high impact journals.
    • Pursues practical applications for intensive forest management and accelerated restoration technologies on the Savannah River Site, regionally and nationally.
    • Provides advice to the Forest Service, Dept. of Energy and other organizations interested in forest restoration, intensive forest management, and forest biomass for bioenergy production.
    • Oversees a fertigation research facility and associated studies focusing on managing tree growth, and collaborates in the development of short rotation production and utilization research for bioenergy systems.
    • Supervises and assigns work to subordinates (20 percent or less of the work).

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel, You may be expected to travel for this position less than 10% to attend professional meetings.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576398300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.