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    These positions are located in the Intermountain/Northern Regions, State & Private Forestry in Boise, ID and Missoula, MT. Incumbent is a member of a field team that provides technical advice, assistance, and guidance on forest health issues to Federal, State, private and tribal land managers. Incumbent performs a variety of professional plant pathology tasks.

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    • Coordinates and implements all aspects of a complex major forest pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention, and control program for such diseases as dwarf mistletoe, white pine blister rusts, and other western forest diseases.
    • Exercises scientific judgment to conceive and conduct evaluations, collaborating with research, to gain additional knowledge concerning disease biology, ecological relationships, parasitic effects, survey methodology, or new control techniques.
    • Implements technology transfer plans in order to make information available to specialists and resource managers.
    • Prepares plans designed to meet technical objectives and collects field data.
    • Processes and analyzes data, consults with other professionals, evaluates the results, and makes recommendations.
    • Prepares technical reports and manuscripts.
    • Provides site-specific, technical assistance concerning forest diseases to land managers, and documents this assistance in written guidelines which are incorporated into various resource project plans.
    • Develops these management guidelines by identifying significant pathogens, determining the present amount of damage caused by the organisms, and exercising judgment in evaluating the actual or potential seriousness of the infestation.
    • Where reduction of pathogen effects is desirable, develops current, effective, environmentally safe, and economically sound disease management alternatives which are consistent with specific land management objectives
    • Organizes, plans, and conducts forest pathology related training programs, presentations, or seminars, for various Federal, State, and private individuals.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Extensive travel is required approximately 50% of the time for site visits, working with resource managers, training, and attending meetings. During the field season, travel is required up to three weeks per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0434 Plant Pathology

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