The US Department, the United States Department of Energy and the US government’s other entities offer a slew of plant science jobs, including crop science, plant pathology and genetics, and soil science.
But the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Homeland Security are among the federal agencies that are not currently hiring scientists for the sciences that the US Government is supposed to be doing.
But these agencies are scrambling to fill the void.
According to an August letter sent by the US Dept of Agriculture to the US Congress, the Bureau’s Science and Technology Directorate is “in the midst of filling several openings for plant science scientists.”
The letter comes after a slew or hiring announcements from the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Justice, and State, as well as other federal agencies.
In the letter, USDA wrote, “Many of the positions are available in plant science but are not actively advertised and not posted online.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which manages the jobs market for agriculture workers, also says that it “is actively recruiting scientists in plant pathology, soil science, water quality and other environmental sciences.”
According to the letter sent to Congress by the Bureau, the government is offering more than 5,000 USDA plant science positions in areas such as plant pathology in addition to plant pathology.
The Bureau of Forestry, which oversees the nation’s forests, also announced that it was hiring plant science specialists.
In February, the Interior Department announced it would be hiring plant biology and soil scientists to help it track and monitor soil changes in the US National Forest System.
On Tuesday, the Department issued a press release announcing that the Bureau had hired about 200 plant biologists to help them track, manage, and protect the environment in the West, including wetlands, sagebrush, and wildlife.
The US Department also announced Tuesday that it has hired more than 100 plant pathology researchers to help track and measure the effects of climate change in the country.
US Forest Service announced it is hiring plant pathology to work in the Bureau and the Forest Service is hiring soil science and soil engineering researchers.