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Forest Health Specialist, USFS, AZ

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: United States Forest Service

Location(s): Flagstaff, Arizona

Deadline to respond to the outreach notice: September 25, 2021

Full position description and outreach notice

Southwestern Region (R3) Forest Health Protection anticipates filling a permanent, full-time Forest Health Specialist (GS-0401-9/11) position in the near future. If you are interested in this position and would like to receive the Vacancy Announcement, please respond to the online outreach notice at the link above.


This position serves as the primary Forest Health and Survey Specialist for the Arizona Zone of Forest Health Protection. Major position duties include:

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting aerial forest insect and disease detection surveys within the State of Arizona and elsewhere as needed.
  • Provides technical assistance concerning forest insect and disease location, and extent and severity to land managers for integration into resource management activities.
  • Prepares and writes reports to present survey data including GIS maps, summary tables and web graphic displays, which includes mapping of insect and disease caused damage, various management projects and reporting regional insect and disease conditions.
  • Participates in forest insect and disease field surveys as needed to evaluate insect and disease impacts. Summarizes data obtained from field surveys and applies appropriate statistical tests to determine significance and variability of data.¬†Reports results to various users in various written and graphic formats.

For more info, a contact person is at the link above too.

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