Agriculturist (AQIM Program Manager)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel for training and work assignments 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.
  • 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/
  • Valid state driver's license is required at the time of application.
  • 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:

    • Experience working in the plant health/safeguarding field and/or establishing procedures to prevent the entry of infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases of plants into the U.S.
    • Experience providing expert technical advice and/or assistance in the plant health sciences such as microbiology, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, or other sciences with the import, export, processing, plant, plant product, shipping and/or other related industries and/or other government agencies
    • Experience analyzing and interpreting scientific information dealing with complex plant health/safeguarding issues that are either directly associated with international trade, or associated with national plant pest/disease programs as they relate to trade issues
    • Experience in preparing and presenting scientific and/or technical reports to communicate with the public, industry, professional groups, and/or government officials at the national or international level to explain, defend, or teach highly technical issues that are subject to controversy
    • Experience managing projects with officials, subject matter specialists, scientists, and persons of equal stature from Federal, State, or foreign government to collaborate within multidisciplinary and cross-cultural team

    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:

    • Experience working in the plant health/safeguarding field and/or establishing procedures to prevent the entry of infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases of plants into the U.S.
    • Experience providing expert technical advice and/or assistance in the plant health sciences such as microbiology, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, or other sciences with the import, export, processing, plant, plant product, shipping and/or other related industries and/or other government agencies
    • Experience analyzing and interpreting scientific information dealing with complex plant health/safeguarding issues that are either directly associated with international trade, or associated with national plant pest/disease programs as they relate to trade issues
    • Experience in establishing and implementing auditing and program review quality control/quality assurance policies and procedures
    • Experience in preparing and presenting scientific and/or technical reports to communicate with the public, industry, professional groups, and/or government officials at the national or international level to explain, defend, or teach highly technical issues that are subject to controversy
    • Experience developing written materials, such as briefings, decision or policy memoranda, or technical guidelines that are subject to external review.
    • Experience managing projects with officials, subject matter specialists, scientists, and persons of equal stature from Federal, State, or foreign government to collaborate within multidisciplinary and cross-cultural team
    Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for these grade levels.

    TRANSCRIPTS are required if:
    • This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified.
    • This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university

    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.

    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.
    • 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.

    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/10490768

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    Drug test required No


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