USDA Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity technician; Permanent Full-time

Biological Science Technician GS-7, Permanent Full-time; Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking a permanent, full-time Biological Science Technician to support research on pollinator resource management and pollinator diversity in the Northern Great Plains. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to have strong insect collection and identification experience, laboratory organization and fieldwork skills, a great work ethic and excellent workplace interaction expertise. Experience in plant and pollen identification, and statistical and data analysis software are favored but not required. There will be seasonal overnight travel to field sites and work in rough terrain and potentially harsh weather conditions. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and technical staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, plant restoration, population genetics and agronomy. This permanent position is advertised at the GS-7 ($43K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-9, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (; Job Announcement Number: ARS-S20Y-10791197-ILL). Ad opens April 17 and closes on May 1, 2020. Questions? Please contact Dr. Josh Campbell (