Research Plant Pathologist Job in Moscow, Idaho – Department of Agriculture



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Agriculture. The opening is for a Research Plant Pathologist in Moscow, Idaho Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Research Plant Pathologist – Moscow, Idaho
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 346887
Start Date: 10/23/2020
End Date: 11/03/2020

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: Basic Requirement for Biological Scientist (0434): Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study in: plant pathology; or a related scientific discipline that included at least 20 semester hours in basic botany or plant science, and 10 semester hours in plant pathology. Courses in botany, plant physiology, plant taxonomy, plant pathology, agronomy, forestry, horticulture, or similar subjects may be used to meet the 20-semester-hour requirement in basic botany or plant science. To meet the specific 10-semester-hour requirement in plant pathology, the courses must have been in plant pathology, or have dealt with specific subject matter areas of plant pathology such as those concerned with viruses, fungal or bacterial diseases, host-plant relationships, biotic or chemical controls, environmental or physiological diseases, parasitic diseases, etc. In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below. Specialized Experience Requirement: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience at this level includes at least 3 of the following: Conducting full cycle of basic and applied research in forest pathology and related aspects of microbiology, genetics, molecular biology and forest ecology. Gathering specific genetic information on components of forest disease, such as pathogens, beneficial microbes, microbial communities and host trees. Applying genetic and genomic techniques to address one or more interacting components of forest disease and forest health, sustainability, productivity, carbon sequestration, resilience, and other environmental benefits. Disseminating research findings at conferences or scientific meetings, newsletters, technical reports, publications and other modes of communication. -OR- Conferred Master’s Degree directly related to the work of this position which is forest pathology or forest pathology. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade (salary) if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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