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 Wallops Island, VA, USA
Dec 17, 2018
Full time
Summary If selected you will perform a wide range of assignments related to wildlife damage management with special emphasis on activities to assess, reduce or prevent wildlife hazards to air operations at at civil and military airports. In addition to reducing human health and safety hazards the incumbent may also assists with other wildlife management projects as required within the district or state program. 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: Provide technical assistance and conducts wildlife damage management activities in an integrated pest management approach to prevent/reduce economic loss and protective safety. Monitors wildlife behavior and abundance on airports and surrounding properties. Use of various devices, tools, firearms, toxicants, and related equipment used in wildlife damage management. Identifies damage from wildlife species and assists in appropriate corrective action. Prepare and submits routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly, or monthly activities, observations, and events. Assist airports with compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Endangered Species Act, Federal Air Regulations, and Department of Defense Regulations. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Perkinston, MS, USA
Dec 17, 2018
Full time
Summary If selected, you will be controlling wildlife damage, particularly that of predatory animals, when they conflict with man’s economic interest, health or safety. The work is primarily concerned with Wildlife Services operations relating to the cessation, alleviation or mitigation of problems created by carnivores, rodents, birds and other animals in urban or rural environments. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Utilizes various devices, chemicals, tools, firearms and related equipment to perform animal and bird damage control operations. Identifies current, and forecasts future, damage problems and relates them to the depredating species and determines/selects the most effective means of control. Skilled in the use of various WS control methods and procedures including the use of firearms. Means of control utilized may include the use of snares, traps, M-44 (cyanide) devices, calling, shooting. Identifies predator/rodent species by sight, sound, tracks, type of depredation/damage present, examines other appropriate evidence and correctly identifies such damage situations and relates them to. Conducts demonstrations and training for cooperators or other interested groups on WS control methods, procedures, and program objectives. Prepares and submits routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly or monthly activities, observations, events and other relevant data collected. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com