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Biological Scientist with Department of Agriculture in Riverdale, Maryland

Type of position Permanent-Full-Time
Employer Department of Agriculture
Location Riverdale, Maryland
Salary $83,398 to $128,920 per year
Closing date of competition 12/09/2019
Date position available 12/03/2019
Description of duties
  • 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; prepares appropriate plant pest and weed risk assessments, and assists in keeping risk assessment tools up to date.
  • Prepares a variety of authorization documents, risk assessments, reports, and technical analyses on different aspects of biotechnology.
  • Consults with other experts from the national and international scientific community and advises on the development of multinational standards, risk assessment frameworks, agreements or policy.
  • Provides scientific, technical and analytical support to BRS management, other staff biological scientists and other Divisions/Units of the Agency, as related to the current principles and practices.
  • Represents BRS at professional society conferences, committees, and meetings at the national and international levels.
  • Maintains familiarity with the world’s biotechnology literature on plants; biology and control of plant pests/pathogens and weeds.
  • Collaborates with and supports other BRS and APHIS program units and other agency initiatives, including NEPA compliance, Plant Health Programs, and international efforts.
  • Serves as primary contact with the Compliance Evaluation and Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Branches of BRS’ Regulatory Operations Programs.
  • Serves as technical consultant/advisor to representatives of other Federal agencies, State agencies, industry, academia, biotechnology organizations, and individuals concerning the permitting process.
Qualifications sought

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, transcript
Submit to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553116900
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