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INTEREST OUTREACH ONLY - Forest Products Tech 
Listing ID: 2375
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The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for the position described and to establish appropriate recruitment methods and areas of consideration for the vacancy announcement.  Please circulate this outreach notice to as many potential candidates as possible; we are seeking a diverse pool of qualified applicants.
To express your interest and for additional information, contact - Brian Brashaw, Program Manager for the Forest Products Marketing Unit at 218-626-4344 or brian.k.brashaw@usda.gov .
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Forest Products Marketing Unit, will be advertising a permanent, full-time Forest Products Technologist, GS-1380-13 located at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin.  This position works within the Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU) at FPL and in coordination with the Forest Service Wood Innovations Network with a goal to support and expand markets for wood –based products.  FPMU’s purpose is to provide leadership in the development, transfer, and implementation of forest products markets and technology.  By working in partnerships with researchers, forest products utilization and marketing specialists, industry, and the end user, the goal is to increase wood utilization and markets.  Focus areas include primary and secondary wood products with an emphasis on mass timber, renewable wood energy, urban wood utilization and strengthening the forest to market supply chain.  The FPL provides leadership within the Forest Service and to States, universities, and forest industries within the US and internationally.  This position is permanent, full-time, and may be eligible for other flexible work arrangements, but it is not a virtual position.  Government housing is not available.
MAJOR DUTIES
The employee will serve as a recognized technical expert in primary and secondary solid wood or engineered wood markets, products, utilization and manufacturing.  The employee provides technical expertise and consultation on primary and value-added wood manufacturing, markets, processing technology, quality and productivity problems, manufacturing conversion efficiency and product recovery of the forest products industry, and transferring and marketing of forest products research and technology.
• Cooperates and provides technical and market support to Forest Service researchers, Wood Innovations coordinators, timber program staff, technology transfer agents, and officials within the agency, in other Federal agencies, state and local governmental organizations, and the private sector (e.g., consultants and vendors, forest products industry).  This support is related to forest products manufacturing and processing and possible solutions.
• Supports forest products markets and technology for sustainable rural/economic development by identifying needs; linking those problems and needs to appropriate available markets and technologies; communicating those needs; and supporting products and technology development, commercialization or implementation through interdisciplinary teams and partnerships.
• The incumbent plans and directs workshops, training sessions, demonstrations, and meetings for Federal and state forest products utilization specialists, other agency specialists and coordinators, the private sector, state and local governments, and the forest products industry on technical advances in forest products utilization technology particularly with utilization activities that help forest managers meet forest management objectives and rural communities develop sustainable businesses.
• Provides support and manages cooperative agreement with program partners.
Price: $0 USD
Listing ID: 2375
Job Title: Forest Product Technologist
Opening Date: NA
Closing Date: Express interest by 12/20/2019
Salary GS-1380-13 (salary range $88,704 to $115,313)
Job Type: Federal
Location: Madison, WI
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