Agriculturist (National Policy Manager/Permitting Process Business Manager)
25% or less - Occasional travel may be required over single and multi-day periods of time.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
- Possesses knowledge of a plant health inspection permitting processes and procedures, as well as experience working with a variety of partners in order to develop a permitting or similar database system.
- Demonstrates knowledge in large-scale IT project management, while maintaining regular communication through other staff members or supervisors for guidance as needed to ensure project overview and success
- Represents a program both orally and in writing to communicate program needs and address complications or possible set-backs as they arise, and consults with other team members or supervisor for guidance and input
- Possesses a broad knowledge of the biological sciences and permitting in order to effectively represent plant protection and quarantine in the development of the new database system.
- Demonstrates awareness and some experience working with IT contractors, internal plant health inspection contract processes, and leadership at various levels through the organization to ensure plant protection and quarantine permitting needs are met through a well-developed database system.
FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
- Provides oversight to large data projects involving multiple internal and external parties related to the development and coordination of a permitting or similar database system.
- Demonstrates knowledge in the area of biological permitting in a variety of areas, such as entomology, pathology, containment, fruit and vegetable permitting, and controlled import permits
- Represents plant health inspection services with outside contractors, internal subject matter experts, system IT developers, and project management experience for a large, multi-year IT project
- Analyzes complex data sets, relationships, and situations related to a permitting system in order to influence change, as well as demonstrated experience with external contractors and contracts to ensure compliance with relevant regulations
- Communicates effectively both orally and in writing, which includes representing the program at an agency level, during multiple weekly meetings to gain support and to influence change, as well as to provide oversight of the development and delivery of a training course for the permitting or similar database system.
Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.
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
Please see Qualifications Section above for educational requirements.
- 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.
- Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
- 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.
- Locality pay will vary based upon the selectee's duty location. A final salary determination will be made upon selection.
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/10470234