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Plant Assistant

Vancouver, Washington, United States
December 04, 2012

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Brenda Green


Address: ***** ** ** **

City: vancouver

State: WA

Zip: 98682

Country: USA

Phone: 360-***-****

Skill Level: Entry

Salary Range: $48,000

Willing to Relocate

Primary Skills/Experience:

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Educational Background:

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Job History / Details:

Brenda Kay Green

19800 Kenswick dr. #620

Phone: 360-***-****

Humble, TX 77338

Cell: 360-***-****


Hardworking, entrylevel Environmental Biologist, looking to apply my education and experience to a job in sustainable land use. Areas of proficiency include relevant biological disciplines, GIS, compliance enforcement and survey techniques.


l Problemsolving and analysis skills

l Ability to travel

l Adaptability

l Excellent communication skills

l Team leadership

l Detail oriented

l Strong knowledge of environmental science

l Organizational skills

l Experience in field research

l Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

l Quick learner

l File/records maintenance

l Process implementation


United States Department of Agriculture March 2009 to Current

Biological Sciences Technician

Humble, TX

l Independently conducted multiple insect and plant disease surveys

l Enforces Federal and/or State agricultural quarantines which restrict the movement of plants, plant products, animal products, animal by products and equipment.

l Instituted recycling system in multiagency building.

l Provided support to supervisor in inspections of QMI shipments and performing (permit 529) certifications.

l Updated Regional Botany Seed, Plant Pathology and Entomology collections.

l Update approximately 7501000 form 309 into AQAS database each week.

l Served as a member of the Safety team, providing quarterly reports and maintaining Health and Wellness board, preparing facility in annual state safety inspection. Completed OSHA General Industry 10 Hour course

l Prepared rice samples for panicle rice mite identification.

l Assist the Officers with Methyl Bromide fumigations.

l Prepared wet mount slides of Pseudococcidae and Panicle Rice Mite for identification and training purposes.

l Utilized Adobe Acrobat to compile identifiers monthly reports as well as providing reference material.

United States Department of Agriculture November 2007 to February 2009

Plant Protection Technician

Harlingen, TX

l Updated digital imaging catalog, for use in Remote Imaging Pest Identification Program.

l Assisted in multiple fumigations with a supervising officer.

l Assisted in numerous plant searches including interception.

l Produced wet mount slides.

l Assisted in manual soil sample collection for Potato Cyst nematode.

l Assisted in delimiting and detection surveys being conducted at residential properties, commercial groves, and nurseries (both retail and production) in southern Louisiana parishes.

l Assisted with emergency eradication projects in multiple counties.

l Designed and implemented plans for deployment of delimiting traps.

l Led and supervised treatment crews in designating areas needing application of insecticide spray.

l Assisted the PPQ Officer when assigning compliance agreements to nurseries, grocery stores and independent roadside fruit stands.

l Assisted the PPQ Officer with vehicle inspection for compliance to quarantine regulations.

United States Department of Agriculture May 2007 to November 2007

Insect Production Worker

Harlingen, TX

l Processed artificial diet for emerging Mexican Fruit Flies.

l Prepared pupated larvae for placement on emergence screens, by using manual sifting techniques.

l Places larvae and food on emergence screens/towers.

l Works with four person team in 40 degree room, collecting dormant emerged fruit flies.

l Worked on two person team to deliver dormant fruit flies to airplane for release.

l Helped maintain clean and sanitary conditions in all work areas, by sweeping and mopping all surfaces.

l Flexible in ability to transition from work area to work area with wide range of duties and extreme temperature change.

l Able to complete necessary fly data reports.

Washington State University Vancouver December 2006 to May 2007

Research Assistant

Vancouver, Washington

l Propagation of native plant species in preparation of herbicide trials involving butterfly species.

l Field survey inspecting native lupine sampling endangered butterfly larvae.

l Administer proper green house/laboratory procedures.

Washington State University September 2006 to December 2006

Field Research Assistant

Vancouver, Washington

l Performed agricultural research (winter mulch trials, broccoli, peppers, watermelon, lettuce, butternut squash) Harvested crop samples, collected brix and physical characteristic data.

l Input data information to excel workbooks, compiled statistical data to develop graphs, researched literature for scientific reports.

United States Naval Reserves December 1998 to December 2006

Storekeeper Second Class

Portland, Oregon

l Ordered, received, inspected, preserved, packaged, shipped, and issued material and cargo.

l Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in stock rooms, warehouses or storage yards.

l Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors Store items and an orderly and accessible manner in warehouses, supply rooms and warehouses.

l Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

l Supervised working parties.

l Utilized financial accounting and database systems to perform inventory and financial management.

Beacon Rock State Park January 2006 to May 2006


Stevenson, Washington

l Surveyed the population ecology of Western pond turtles (Clemmys marmorata) (Lyle, Washington, 2006).

l Surveyed nesting sites of Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) and Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).

l Designed and implemented study, mapping endangered plants, specifically, Tall bugbane (Cimicifuga elata).


Washington State University



Bachelors Degree

Vancouver, WA, US

Additional Information

l Country of Citizenship: United States

l Veterans' Preference: 10point preference based on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces (TP)

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