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    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of complex and recurring duties supporting Forest Health Protection/Pest Management Program implementation.

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    • Performs a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving forest pest/forest health protection in order to support field projects and program planning activities.
    • Collects insect and disease samples and makes determinations, such as defoliation estimates, tree tallies, tree species injured, and insect identification to taxonomic order and occasionally to family.
    • Makes qualitative observations of injury associated with pathogens and other biotic and abiotic disease factors.
    • Assists in aerial/ground surveys to collect forest insect, disease, tree, and stand data for use in the evaluation of insect and disease outbreaks.
    • Participates in developing new or improved prevention or suppression practices such as pilot testing of various pesticides and dosages.
    • Assists in layout of field experiments, pilot projects, impact evaluations, and suppression projects.
    • Assists in determining validity of survey or evaluation techniques, amount of damage being caused by an insects or disease, and the effectiveness of a suppression project.
    • Suggests improvements of methods and techniques. Is fully responsible for compliance with safety rules and regulations.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/583109900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.