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    Summary

    This position is located with the Agricultural Research Service, Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research Unit located in Hilo, HI.

    The incumbent is responsible for developing and testing eradication strategies against tephritid fruit flies and other invasive tropical insect pests as well as systems approaches to allow the free and safe movement of commodities.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conducts foundational and applied research on tephritid fruit flies and other quarantine pests to facilitate export of fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals to domestic and foreign markets.
    • Conducts research to provide environmentally acceptable technologies to prevent the pests from spreading, or to suppress and/or eradicate pests from infested areas.
    • Develops and tests eradication strategies against tephritid fruit flies and other invasive tropical insect pests as well as systems approaches to allow the free and safe movement of commodities.
    • Performs work to enhance the biosecurity of U.S. agriculture in Hawaii and on the mainland against tephritids and other insect pests.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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