Agriculturist Job in Riverdale, Maryland – Department of Agriculture

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Agriculturist – Riverdale, Maryland
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 236754
Start Date: 04/01/2020
End Date: 04/07/2020

Qualification Summary
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-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Experience contributing to workgroups charged with evaluating highly complex and widely diverse phytosanitary treatment policy and planning issues which normally involve more than one PPQ program area. Experience providing assistance with coordinating and working with other units within PPQ to resolve issues such as treatment validation, evaluation of proposed and new treatments, evaluation of treatment facilities, harmonization of treatments, etc. Experience contributing to written correspondence, which includes status reports, briefing papers, decision memoranda, position papers, and other management documents. Experience contributing to a phytosanitary treatment subject matter expert in planning, supporting, and facilitating the work of teams; identifying problems; and developing, recommending, vetting, and implementing viable risk-based solutions into program goals and action plans Experience with participating in topical or decision-point discussion groups as issues and/or crises arise, to include developing agendas, requesting that program staffs provide input and information, coordinating the preparation of necessary background materials, and monitoring the status of actions adopted as a result of decisions made. Experience in supporting the planning, development and implementation of policy and programs designed to meet the needs of the Agency’s plant health program in the areas of phytosanitary treatment, inspection, and/or clearance of imports and conveyances. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. 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 in leading workgroups charged with evaluating highly complex and widely diverse phytosanitary treatment policy and planning issues which normally involve more than one PPQ program area. Experience with leading and working with other units within PPQ to resolve issues such as treatment validation, evaluation of proposed and new treatments, evaluation of treatment facilities, harmonization of treatments, etc. Experience preparing written correspondence, which includes status reports, briefing papers, decision memoranda, position papers, and other management documents. Experience as a phytosanitary treatment subject matter expert in planning, supporting, and facilitating the work of teams; identifying problems; and developing, recommending, vetting, and implementing viable risk-based solutions into program goals and action plans Experience with facilitating topical or decision-point discussion groups as issues and/or crises arise, to include developing agendas, requesting that program staffs provide input and information, coordinating the preparation of necessary background materials, and monitoring the status of actions adopted as a result of decisions made. Experience in the planning, development and implementation of policy and programs designed to meet the needs of the Agency’s plant health program in the areas of phytosanitary treatment, inspection, and/or clearance of imports and conveyances. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required. 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.

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