Hello all - Please distribute widely! The Eastern Region (Region 9) State and Private Forestry, Forest Health and Forest Markets Program, is now advertising a permanent full-time GS-434-12/13 Regional Plant Pathologist located in the Regional Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Regional Plant Pathologist develops and leads a coordinated response to pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention and control in the forests of the Eastern Region, and provides professional forest health assistance to Federal, State, other non-federal and tribal partners across the Region.
There will be two vacancy announcements for this position:
Merit Announcement open to Federal Employees and those Eligible to Apply under Special Authorities:
The announcement 20-R9SVAPR-0940-714275G-CJ for the GS-434-12/13 Plant Pathologist position is now posted on USAJOBS. It opened on 8/17/20 and close on 8/31/20.
Link to announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576312700<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajo…>
Note - Applicants may apply at either the GS-13 target or GS-12 with a career ladder to GS-13.
Demo Announcement open to the Public:
Announcement 20-R9SVAPR-0940-714275DP-CJ for the GS-434-12 promotion potential to GS-13 is now posted on USAJOBS. It will open 8/24/20 and close on 8/31/20.
Link to announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576315900<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajo…>
Note - Applicants may only apply at the GS-12 grade level, but with fully successful performance will be promoted to the GS-13 target after one year.
For more information about the position please contact Susan Ellsworth at 414-232-9591 or susan.ellsworth(a)usda.gov<mailto:email@example.com>.
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You are all invited to participate in a survey assessing attitudes towards women in forest entomology and pathology coordinated by Drs. Jess Hartshorn (Clemson University, USA), Maartje Klapwijk (SLU, Sweden), Mariella Marzano (Forest Research, UK), and Eckehard Brockerhoff (WSL, Switzerland).
The purpose of this survey is to assess current attitudes towards women in forest entomology and pathology and to identify gaps in support available to women in these fields. The entire survey should take around 15 minutes and you may stop at any time.
To access the survey, follow this link:
Results from this survey are expected to help institutions and scientific societies identify areas of improvement to support women in these fields. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey please contact Dr. Jess Hartshorn at jhartsh(a)clemson.edu.
JESS HARTSHORN, PhD CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor of Forest Health, she/her
Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Clemson, SC 29634
**2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference**