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Plant Protection and Quarantine Technician (PPQ Tech) Domestic

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 a vacancy with USDA APHIS PPQ in Avoca, NY.

This is a full time position and is eligible for all the benefits of Federal Employment.
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months. (Appointment may be extended up to 4 years without reannouncing). For more details click: Term Appointments Please apply through USA Jobs (link provided within announcement). 

The vacancy announcement is open until midnight on May 6th.

Summary
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).



Responsibilities


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.

Best,

Tom Colarusso

Thomas.W.Colarusso@usda.gov

USDA APHIS PPQ

Outreach and Recruitment

Call/ Text: 518-420-9779