Research Entomologist job in Miami FL at US Department of Agriculture

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Employer - US Department of Agriculture
Job title - Research Entomologist
Job Description
Duties Summary

This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (SHRS), in Miami, Florida. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to develop, evaluate, and apply 'next generation' technologies to improve detection and monitoring of adult fruit fly populations in the field by using automated systems not requiring regular human intervention to count and identify trap captures.


Responsibilities
Improve post-harvest detection of fruit fly larval infestation within host fruit by using non-destructive imaging and/or chemical sampling techniques.
Use knowledge and expertise toward development of novel detection approaches for other agricultural pests that threaten to invade or have established in south Florida.
Develop advanced technologies for rapid, reliable detection of pest tephritid fruit flies.
Evaluate applications of robotics, unmanned aerial drones, and nanotechnology as warranted for improving pest detection networks. Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status
No Promotion Potential
15
Job family (Series)
0414 Entomology

Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Direct Deposit ? Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Successful completion of a three year probationary period. 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.

Basic Requirement:

Entomology Series, 0414 Basic Requirements
Degree: entomology; or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences that included at least 16 semester hours in entomology. OR
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major that included course work as shown in 1. above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. AND

In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.

At the GS-12:
Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or possess an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience. Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to do the work.

Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level of this position are: Experience conducting research on trapping and detection systems for invasive insect pests; experience involving the use of 'next generation' technologies, such as electronics, remote monitoring, mathemati
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Job Location Miami, FL
Date Posted 14 Sep 2020
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