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Biological Scientist (Senior Scientist, 4 vacancies) – Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Riverdale, MD

Type of position Biological Scientist
Employer Department of Agriculture
Location Riverdale, MD
Salary $117,191 to $152,352 per year
Closing date of competition 11/21/2019
Date position available TBD
Description of duties

Responsibilities

  • 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:
  • Responsible for technical support and analysis of pest risk and weed risk.
  • Coordinates, prepares and reviews appropriate plant pest and weed risk assessments with minimal oversight or revisions required within the mandated time period.
  • Advises on the development of multinational standards, risk assessment frameworks, agreements or policy regarding the release of certain genetically engineered organisms into the environment.
  • Provides timely updates on current projects and assignments, and develop talking points and briefing materials on assignments of interest to the BRS Administrator, APHIS, USDA, and congress.
  • Represents BRS at professional society conferences, committees, and meetings at the national and especially international levels.
  • Responsible for maintaining familiarity with the world’s biotechnology literature on plants.
  • Coordinates, prepares, and reviews a variety of authorization documents, risk assessments, reports, and technical analyses on different aspects of biotechnology related.
  • Collaborates with and supports other BRS and APHIS program units and other agency initiatives, including NEPA compliance, Plant Health Programs, and international efforts, as appropriate/upon request.
  • Mentors or assists in the training of more junior biological scientists in these processes as requested by the Team Lead.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

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