USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 13, 2019
Full time
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USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fort Collins, CO, USA
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
Summary The position is located at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Fort Collins, Colorado. You will serve as a Biological Science Technician in the Wildlife Genetics Project. The principal roles of the position will be primarily focused on laboratory practices associated with molecular ecology using micro-satellite and DNA sequencing as applicable to wildlife damage and wildlife disease management research. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Participate in a wide variety of multi-disciplinary laboratory studies designed to investigate genetic variability among wildlife species. Extract and further process DNA from biological samples (environmental DNA [water], animal tissues, blood, and noninvasive samples such as saliva, hair, feces, etc.). Analyze extracted DNA to quantify genetic variability. Perform basic statistical analyses on genotype data for the description of population structure among wildlife populations and wildlife diseases. Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems encountered with laboratory procedures. Operate and maintain a broad range of laboratory equipment in a safe and orderly manner. Participate in the preparation of scientific presentations. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fort Collins, CO, USA
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
Summary In this position, you will support and perform assignments in program management, cooperative relations, and administration related to wildlife biology, ecology, and management. The work is primarily focused on feral swine damage management. Feral swine damage management involves providing guidance and support to reduce problems associated with feral swine. Learn more about this agency 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: Provides technical support for Wildlife Services? operational control, population monitoring, damage assessments, outreach, and research activities with feral swine. Assists in developing training programs for cooperating state and federal agency personnel working on feral swine damage management projects. May represent the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program at various meetings, councils, and conferences to provide program overviews. With assistance from Wildlife Services? National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) staff assists in preparing required scientific and administrative program reports. Participates in developing and conducting training, on-the-job developmental activities, and fills temporary details to support various Wildlife Services? activities. You may perform procedures on feral swine including capture, restraint, marking, and transport; collection of biological data and samples; chemical immobilization; and euthanasia and necropsy May be called upon to work with NWRC scientists or assist research efforts by participating in field studies. You will be required to take extensive training and recurrent training to ensure competency for addressing program issues Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com