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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)

APHIS 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. Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) is a program within APHIS which safeguards U.S. agriculture and natural resources against the entry, establishment, and spread of economically and environmentally significant pests, and facilitates the safe trade of agricultural products. Join our team and gain valuable experience working in the field to stop invasive species from harming our nation’s agriculture.

Position Grade Location Type of Appointment Closing Date
Plant Protection Technician, 'Wildlands Survey' European Cherry Fruit Fly
GS-5
Avoca, NY (Finger Lakes Region) - 1 position
Lake Placid, NY (Adirondack Region) - 1 position
Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
May 31, 2022
Plant Protection Aid Box Tree Moth
GS-3 Lockport, NY (Multiple positions)
Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
May 31, 2022
Plant Protection Aid  Witchweed Noxious Weed Program
GS-3 Mullins, SC (Multiple Positions)
Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
June 11, 2022
Plant Protection Aid Pale Cyst Nematode
GS-3
Idaho Falls, ID  (Multiple Positions) Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
August 30, 2022
Plant Protection Technician— Pale Cyst Nematode
GS-4
Idaho Falls, ID  (Multiple Positions)
Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
August 30, 2022
WG 04
Phoenix, AZ (Multiple Positions)
Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
May 31, 2022
Plant Protection Aid — Predeparture GS-3
Carolina, PR (Multiple Positions)
Limited Appointment lasting up to 180 days per year
Open until Filled
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