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APHIS Career Fields - Plant Health




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Plant safeguarding specialists at APHIS keep America’s plants and natural resources healthy. They prevent pests and diseases from entering the country, limit their spread when they do occur, and make sure plants and plant products can be traded safely.

We hire plant health experts and other specialists for a variety of positions. Search for current opportunities at USAJOBS.
Job Titles: Agriculturist, Biological Science Technician, Botanist, Entomologist, Export Document Examiner, Geographer, Geneticist, Plant Health Officers and Technicians, Plant Pathologist, Safeguarding Specialist, Statistician

Series: 0150, 0303, 0404, 0408, 0414, 0421, 0430, 0434, 0440, 0471, 1145, 1530

Common Majors: Agriculture, Agronomy, Botany, Biology, Biological Sciences, Entomology, Environmental Science, Horticulture



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