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    Laboratory Supervisor position (Biologist GS-0401-09/11) at the National Seed Laboratory

    Vacancy Announcement #:  21-R8SVJUN-0864-818524DP-AM

    Open Date:   07/30/2021

    Close Date:   08/09/2021


    • Plans, coordinates, and conducts seed tests for government agency, commercial forest industry, non-profit, and private landowner clients to determine the quality of seed for reforestation (includes trees, shrubs, and native plants).
    • Tests conducted include germination with and without prechill, purity, moisture content, seeds per pound, x-ray analysis, tetrazolium, and excised embryo.
    • Enters and analyzes data and prepares complete and comprehensive seed quality reports. Makes recommendations to clients to improve seed quality.
    • Manages the laboratories Quality Management System. Develops standard operating procedures, forms, and other tools according to established standards.
    • Responsible for maintaining the laboratory?s Safety and Health Plan.
    • Maintains accurate inventory of chemicals and pesticides, manages storage and disposal according to state regulations.
    • Makes recommendations and takes steps to ensure that the laboratory complies with mandates of regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    • Plans and organizes pilot projects to find better ways to analyze seed or to improve seed management procedures.
    • Represents the Forest Service and laboratory at various meetings/conferences/workshops or on committees and presents seed related information.
    • Incumbent provides training, writes publications, and delivers professional presentations to communicate seed technologies to clients.
    • Performs as a supervisor.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Overnight lodging may be required for meetings, trainings and workshops.

    Apply here:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608994200

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