Plant Protection and Quarantine Technician- Houston, TX and Edinburg, TX (Term)
Hello and thanks for your interest in a career with USDA APHIS PPQ!
Please note this is an Outreach Notice to make you aware of several Plant Protection and Quarantine Technician Positions across the United States. Please apply through USA Jobs (link provided within announcement).
This is a full time term appointment not to exceed 13 months. (Appointment may be extended up to 4 years without reannouncing). For more details click: Term Appointments Term positions like this can include medical benefits, retirement, thrift savings plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Holiday Leave and more!
$36,118 - $46,953 per year (not including any overtime opportunities)
The vacancy announcement is open until midnight on August 11th.
As a Plant Protection Technician, you implement domestic programs within an assigned geographic area to prevent the establishment and/or artificial spread of plant pests and diseases into new areas. If selected, you provide support to Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Officers with surveys; control measures; biocontrol and biotechnology activities; and export of regulated agricultural commodities within PPQ, Field Operations (FO).
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Participates with supervisor in planning and coordinating survey/control measures by furnishing information about the presence and extent of plant diseases and/or insects, and effect of treatments.
Directs and/or conducts approved control and eradication measures including sanitation measures, biological controls, and the application of herbicides, insecticides, nematicide, and fungicides.
Enforces Federal and/or State regulatory orders to restrict movement or issue certificates permitting movement of plants, plant products, and equipment into or out of regulated areas.
Assists with inspections of routine commodities for export.
Maintains daily records of inspection work, control measures and regulatory procedures applied; prepares reports and maps on the activities and accomplishments within the assigned area.
I wish you the best in all your career pursuits! Please reach out to me with any recruiting questions.
Thomas W. Colarusso
Management & Program Analyst
Workforce Management Services
USDA – APHIS – PPQ – RMS
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Call/ Text: 518-420-9779
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