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Plant Pathologist – 2 positions

Posted 1 week ago

Employer: USDA Forest Service

Locations: Pineville, LA and Asheville, NC

Application deadline: March 24, 2023

Full position description and application instructions

Summary of duties:

  • Provide technical assistance concerning forest diseases to land managers.
  • Provide recommendations to land users regarding ways they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems.
  • Identify pathogens to determine damage caused by organisms.
  • Coordinate and implement all aspects of a pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention, and control program.
  • Conduct evaluations to gain knowledge concerning disease biology, ecological relationships, parasitic effects, survey methodology, or new control techniques.
  • Analyze collected data in consultation with other professionals
  • Write guidelines related to plant pathology that are incorporated into project plans or other management documents.
  • Implement technology transfer plans to provide information to specialists and resource managers.

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