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 Greeley, CO, USA
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Summary The position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services (WS) program. It is responsible for performing assignments involving project and program delivery, management, and administration with minimal supervision. The work is concerned with wildlife damage management operations relating to the assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with wild/feral animal species in various environments. 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: Conduct wildlife damage management activities where there is a demonstrated need to prevent or reduce loss to property, agriculture, and natural resources, or to protect human health and safety. Support and conduct negotiation, development and monitoring of agreement instruments, such as cooperative service field agreements with work/financial plans. Modify or adapt established damage or disease control techniques as necessary to meet local conditions and environmental, economic, or political considerations. Communicate safe and effective damage control techniques through extension and other channels to the general public. Develop and maintain categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, monitoring reports, and other documents required by NEPA. Gather, compile, evaluate, and present data on damage or hazards caused by various wildlife species to cooperators, stakeholders, and colleagues. Provide technical assistance to a variety of cooperators, along with conducting site visits or assessments to identify wildlife damage issues or threats. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other Federal, State, county and city government agencies, Tribes, corporations, etc. Travel Required 50% or less - Travel for work and training assignments is required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at !