North Dakota – Plant Protection Technician

Agency
USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine
Location
Bismarck, ND or other western ND city as negotiated
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$12.53 to $15.74 depending on qualifications
Start Date
05/30/2017
Last Date to Apply
05/05/2017
Description
DUTIES: The incumbent will perform a variety of duties. Duties will include placing and servicing insect detection traps; collecting insects with nets and by hand; visually surveying for grasshoppers and other agricultural and environmental pests; harvesting and redistributing biocontrol of weeds agents; utilizing GPS units and gathering data; maintaining and submitting accurate records; frequent extended overnight travel (Mon. - Thurs.) may be required. Driving on rural roads – vehicle is provided. Travel costs and per diem is provided. Possible application of pesticides and/or monitoring of grasshopper control programs. Many of the duties require working independently, without direct supervision. Will be working in outside field conditions.
Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have a minimum of a high school education. Course work or experience in Biological or Agricultural Sciences is preferred, but is not required. Ability to pay attention to detail. Mature, responsible, ability to work independently. Training on all phases of the job will be provided. Valid driver’s license is required.

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a OF 612 - Optional Application for Federal Employment, and a copy of college transcripts.

Mail your completed applications to Dave Hirsch at the contact office. Be sure to include your e-mail address. Call or email if you have questions.

Contact Office:
USDA APHIS PPQ
3509 Miriam Ave. Suite A
Bismarck, ND 58501

Applicants selected for Federal positions will be required to complete a background information form before entering on duty. U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. THE ANIMAL & PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Contact Person
Dave Hirsch or Michaela Spaulding
Contact Phone
Office: 701-250-4473 or Cell: 701-527-7820
Contact eMail
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