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    Summary

    This position is located in Region 2, State and Private Forestry/Tribal Relations, duty station in Gunnison, CO.

    This position serves as the Forest Health Protection Group Leader, providing long-range planning, program direction, coordination, evaluation of program activities and staff supervision.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Todd Neel at 406-396-6078 or todd.a.neel@usda.gov.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assist in formulation of policies, programs, and standards for forest insect and disease prevention and/or restoration projects.
    • Develop annual and long-term pest management programs for field staff.
    • Develop current, effective, environmentally safe, and economically sound forest health protection management alternatives consistent with land management objectives.
    • Serve as recognized authority in forest health protection, including forest insect and pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention and control.
    • Provide guidance in land management plans and vegetation management projects including inputs for environmental assessments.
    • Evaluate actual or potential seriousness of plant disease/infestation using scientific judgement.
    • Direct the development of work plans, field staff program of work, staffing plans, budget and/or policies to accomplish program objectives.
    • Work with agency research groups, universities and federal/state resource managers to identify information and technology development transfer project opportunities.
    • Coordinate planned activities among staff and between various state and federal agencies.
    • Document technical assistance concerning forest insects/pathogens in written guidelines which are incorporated into various resource project plans.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend training, meetings, and project related work.

    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/583621900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.