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Plant Protection and Quarantine Officer Canine Handler


Newnan, GA, United States

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Jan 16,2020

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You will perform specialized duty that provides a comprehensive approach to biosecurity, minimizing the risk of biological and economic damage caused by exotic, non-native plant and animal organisms to agriculture, natural resources and U.S. trade initiatives involving overall plant health activities.,educationRequirements:Please see Qualifications Section above for educational requirements.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Newnan,addressRegion:GA }}],responsibilities:,qualifications:Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.nnBASIC REQUIREMENT: nntntDegree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.nntORntntntCombination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.ntnnFOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:nnExperience applying traditional or nontraditional canine training theories to establish canine behaviors or maintain or build canine detection proficiency.nnExperience recognizing hazards and challenges and formulate a strategy related to deployment of a detector dog in the working environment to conduct inspections.nnExperience establishing and maintaining working relations with program personnel when adding detector dog capacity to achieve programmatic goals.nnExperience planning, coordinating, and conducting all aspects of canine operations with respect to newly emerging programs or operational functions.nnExperience conducting inspections of commodities and conveyances for compliance with regulation and law.nnORnn3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the fields of biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.nnEquivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.nnTRANSCRIPTS are required.nnntThis position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified.ntThis education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or universitynnnCOMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.nnExperience 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 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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