Limited Appointment PPQ Aid

Limited Appointment PPQ Aid

Position: Limited Appointment PPQ Aid
Entity: USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine
Location: Carolina, PR
Salary: $15/hour
Term: Part-time, contract

“APHIS is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting & promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act & carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect & promote food, agriculture, natural resources, & related issues. Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) is a program within APHIS which safeguards U.S. agriculture & natural resources against the entry, establishment, & spread of economically & environmentally significant pests, & facilitates the safe trade of agricultural products.”

-The incumbent serves as an Aid for Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Technicians & Officers. This position performs repetitive tasks to support accomplishment of the Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI).
-The incumbent assists by doing the simpler tasks relative to the above PPQ programs.
-Guides passengers thru the inspection procedures & explain regulations as needed. Direct travelers to place luggage on conveyor belts to be inspected by x-ray machines. Place inspection stickers on cleared baggage.
-Under supervision, the incumbent assist in inspection for prohibited or restricted items.
-Removes garbage or contraband for transport to examination & disposal facilities.
-Disposes of contraband after inspection by PPQ Officers or Technician.

-Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the selective service.
-Have a valid driver’s license.
-Successful completion of 1 year of college.
-At least 4 credits semester hours in science (i.e. agriculture, biology, chemistry, physics, among others).
-Be able to work alone and/or in teams.
-Exertional activities (sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, & pulling).

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