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Supervisory Agriculturist (State Plant Health Director Idaho)

These State Plant Health Director (SPHD) Positions are NOT entry-level, but are Mid-Level Management Positions. Experience in a closely related field is required.


If selected for this position, you will be responsible for APHIS scientific and administrative plant regulatory activities within the state(s), to include: pest and disease risk analysis; exclusion and prevention effective export certification program for plant products and animal by-products; design and implementation of survey programs; eradication of pest or disease outbreaks; and conducting regulatory programs for domestic pests.

The duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the identification of plant pest pathways through analysis and utilization of risk data.
  • Contributes to effective outreach programs to importers, travelers and industry on importation requirements.
  • Directs/administers federal export certification program for plants, plant products, and animal by-products within the state.
  • Cooperates with State Plant Regulatory Officials (SPRO) to develop and document state emergency management plans.
  • Determines strategies to control or manage invasive species based on risk and data analysis, chemical or biological control, and availability of funding.
  • Manages all administrative and programmatic activities while complying with appropriate Federal and state regulations and guidelines.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National