Supervisory Program Manager (Director)

District of Columbia, D.C
Nov 27, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time

  • Initiates and provides leadership for special studies to improve all phases of operations, including manpower utilization, position management, cost reduction, etc., and reports on results for adoption and coordination with similar studies.
  • Implements a system of quality control including program and functional inspections and reviews to evaluate effectiveness of OUAIP program planning and work accomplished, and to determine adherence to policy standards.
  • Maintains extensive contacts and coordinates Service programs with other Federal agencies, State and local government officials, public and private agencies, and other groups and individuals.
  • Acts as the department spokesperson on those matters concerning the Federal Advisory Committee in matters related to urban agriculture within the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • Seeks out, coordinates, and maintains relationships and serves as primary spokesperson with a wide range of leaders in both private and public entities on matters pertaining to urban agriculture and innovative production.


Conditions of Employment

  • 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
  • Position has a Confidential Financial Disclosure (Form OGE-450) requirement. If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter.
  • Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of their duty location. If selected you will be required to submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment if after that date.
  • DO NOT SUBMIT COVID-19 VACCINATION DOCUMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION. If selected the agency will provide additional information on how to submit your documentation.


To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the Federal GS-14 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the net lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. e.g one year at the GS 14 grade level for consideration for the GS-15 grade level.

Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-15 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. This experience must include: Experience applying appropriate operations, policies, applicable laws, regulations, rules, practices, procedures and techniques sufficient to provide oversight and direction in the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs directly related and/or specific to the position being filled; Experience working on major programs segments, organizational structures and/or functional responsibilities, and Experience planning, directing, and evaluating work of subordinate employees and/or others.

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.


Note: There is no education substitution for the GS-15 level.

Additional information

  • Locality Pay: The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables my be found at .
  • 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of filling these positions as efficiently as possible, we are requiring the following:
    • If called for an interview, applicants must be available to interview within 3 business days of being contacted.
    • If a tentative job offer is extended, selectee will have 2 business days in which to accept or decline.
  • CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to financial Disclosure Requirements in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 2635, Sub part E regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If selected you will be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and a credit report.
  • This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Current USDA policy includes telework for an 8 hour work day, 4 days per week; other flexibilities are possible dependent upon availability and/or the position and its associated duties. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.

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