Status: Full-time position
Location: Houston, TX
Job Summary: If selected for this position, you will serve a variety of duties in a Plant Inspection Station / laboratory environment in support of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Identification specialists and assist them with special projects in the disciplines of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Botany.
Qualifications: Please see job listing for qualifications based on specialty.
Duties: The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Pre-processing of routine interceptions submitted to the Plant Inspection Station
Processing of specimens to facilitate identification
Manage assigned collections (Entomology, Botany and Plant Pathology)
Schedules, organizes and executes other pest identification support activities, as assigned
Provides assistant to the Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist in the inspection of propagative plant materials
Communicates with importers, brokers, and truck drivers about delivery, pick-up, and status of plant shipments, and coordinates the orderly flow of plant materials into and through the plant inspection station
Helps design and set up demonstrations to train CBP and PPQ officers in the area of pest and plant identification
Generate and review monthly data reports