Supervisory Agriculturist (Deputy Director)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 04, 2019
Closes
Mar 04, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

25% or less - International travel will be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

    OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    TRANSCRIPTS are required if:
    • This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified.
    • You are qualifying for the position based on education.
    • You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.
    • This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university
    FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.
    • Experience in the Federal or State-level rule making process or experience communicating or enforcing the Plant Protection Act or other plant-related statutory and regulatory authorities.
    • Leading public meetings, seminars, consultations and/or negotiations with domestic and international stakeholders, industry groups, or non-governmental organizations, where the subject matter was controversial or complex, and/or experience in preparing for bilateral/international negotiations.
    • Performing multiple U. S. agricultural industry commodity handling practices and strategies related to safe agricultural trade for the import and/or export of plants and plant products, for example, field/orchard/greenhouse production processes; harvest, storage, treatment/pest exclusion, or packing procedures; phytosanitary inspections and certificates; port of entry inspections; and/or insect and disease specimen collection and identification.
    • Advising, consulting, and negotiating with other U.S. and foreign government officials, using, for example, letters, publications, oral presentations. Preparing original draft documents that are clear and grammatically correct or require minimal editing and revision. Presenting to domestic or international audiences, industry associations, other government organizations, demonstrating an awareness of the cultural intricacies and customs that are an inherent part of high level international negotiations.
    • Gathering, organizing, and maintaining scientific or technical information in a goal-oriented project management environment, and, tracking and reporting on established milestones/goals. Ability to manage multiple technical projects as well as lead direct reports.
    Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    See Qualifications section above.

    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
    • First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.
    • This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the duty location of the position. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any specialized experience and/or selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, your application is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    To preview the application questionnaire, please visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10427320

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