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Plant Protection & Quarantine Technician (Predeparture Operations) - Hawaii - Multiple Positions and Locations

Hello and thanks for your interest in a career with USDA APHIS PPQ. Please note this is an Outreach Notice to make you aware of Several Technician Positions across Hawaii Islands.

The vacancy opens on Friday 6/4 and closes on 6/10

If selected you will serve in a vital role to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources in coordination with state officials, other agencies, industry, and colleges, as a federal liaison for plant quarantine programs. The primary work includes exclusion, complex treatments, export activities, permitting and compliance, as well as pest detection.


The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to: Provides specialized predeparture quarantine inspection for non-routine passenger baggage situations. Provides recommendations to the supervisor and staff on design and development guidelines, operational standards and procedures; drafts proposals or work plans and financial plans. Plans, coordinates, and conducts all aspects of operational activities. Conducts/oversees pre-pest identification responsibilities (e.g., screening) and has specific knowledge of pest identification and control measures. Submits reports which summarize the progress of PPQ's programs. Provides technical advice which affects the international, interstate, and intrastate movement of crops, agricultural products, equipment and packing material. Serves as accredited certifying official regarding export certification.

I wish you the best in all your career pursuits! Please reach out to me with any recruiting questions.


Tom Colarusso


Outreach and Recruitment

Call/ Text: 518-420-9779