International Development Positions

International Development  Positions

April 21st, 2014

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service has international development positions based in USDA headquarters, and other USDA positions detailed to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters, both in Washington, DC. Occasionally, positions are available overseas. These are all “Schedule B” appointments (non-career, excepted service, for a limited term up to 5 years, often with the possibility of one or more renewals).

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for these positions.


Job Title: Program Analyst (Donor Engagement Specialist)
Grade: GS-0343-12
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service (Time Limited)
Appointment Length of Appointment: Up to 5 years
Area of Consideration: All Sources
Duty Location: Washington, DC
Opening Date of Announcement: 04/18/2014
Closing Date of Announcement: 05/02/2014

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position and be able to be security cleared for assignment. This is an Excepted Service, Schedule B appointment for up to five years.

Overview:

The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Post Conflict and Disaster Assistance Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/PCDA) but will be located in and work directly with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Africa Bureau.

This position of Donor Engagement Specialist is located in the Africa Bureau’s Office of Development Planning (AFR/DP). The incumbent will provide technical support to USAID in all aspects of donor engagement with respect to Africa, including advancing partnerships to support the Presidential Initiatives: Power Africa, Trade Africa, the Young African Leaders Initiative, Feed the Future, Global Health, and Global Climate Change. He/she will assist USAID staff in developing and implementing donor engagement outreach efforts on priorities and accomplishments that further the Bureau’s objectives.

The incumbent is responsible for providing assistance to the AFR/DP staff regarding development related activities that are central to USAID and U.S. negotiations and dialogue in various bilateral and multilateral forums. He/she will provide assistance in backstopping overseas programs in one or more geographic regions for development assistance activities and provide analysis of bilateral and multilateral donor programs including staffing and organization, policy and program priorities, program modalities and impact, and resource levels and delivery mechanisms.

The Donor Engagement Specialist works on Multilateral Affairs and facilitating cooperation with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs); monitoring World Bank documents and policy statements, contributing to USG positions in the World Bank Board, tracking key program issues (such as the comprehensive Development Framework and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers) and providing staff for the African Development Bank and World Bank Annual Meetings and Development Committee meetings.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in the principles, methods, practices and techniques of donor engagement policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze bilateral and multilateral donor programs including staffing and organization, policy and program priorities, program modalities and impact, and resource levels and delivery mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, develop and obtain information necessary for management of donor programs, and able to identify implications for agency policies, programs, and strategies.
  • Experience analyzing individual programs, functions, and organizations to determine whether the management systems are efficient and sound.
  • Experience resolving complex organizational or program-related problems with various agency stakeholders in the government, private industry, and/or universities.
  • Training and experience with international program management, multi-agency coordination, and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, including the ability to communicate complex policy, strategy, and program issues in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.

Please read all the instructions before you begin

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package to:

FAS-SCHB-APPLIC@wdc.usda.gov with the subject, line: OCBD-14-165 which includes the following:

1. Resume
2. MUST submit cover letter individually addressing your experience and qualifications of the "Required Skills".

In addition to your Application Package, if you are applying for Veteran Preference, submit evidence of eligibility, such as DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or Application for Veteran Preference (Standard Form 15) and the proof requested on the form.

Applications that do not include a cover letter that directly and individually addresses the required skills will NOT be considered.

Attachment should be limited to a total of 5 MB or less, as emails with large attachments may be blocked by the USDA email firewall.

Direct all inquiries to: Jonathan Hamrell
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/DRDA/PCDA
Email Address: jonathan.hamrell@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (202) 720-4896

NOTE: A career status employee that is outside of FAS that accepts this position will be appointed to a Schedule B, Excepted Service time limited appointment. This appointment does not offer reemployment rights back to career status within FAS, as described in CFR, Chapter 352. The employee may seek re-employment rights from their losing agency prior to accepting this Schedule B appointment. Please note that agencies are not required to grant re-employment rights.

REASONABLE ACCOMADATION POLICY STATEMENT:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Job Title: Program Analyst
Grade: GS-0343-13
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service (Time Limited) Appointment Length of Appointment: Up to 5 years
Area of Consideration: All Sources
Duty Location: Washington, DC
Opening Date of Announcement: 4/18/2014
Closing Date of Announcement: 5/02/2014

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position and be able to be security cleared for assignment. This is an Excepted Service, Schedule B appointment for up to five years.

Overview:

The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Post Conflict and Disaster Assistance Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/PCDA) but will be located in and work directly with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3).

This position assists USAID/E3’s Office of Program, Learning, and Coordination (PLC). The GS-13 Program Analyst will serve as a financial management and implementation program analyst, backstopping technical offices within E3 and be responsible for the obligation of over $60M in budget resources. The position includes responsibility for working with the technical and procurement offices, and monitoring and executing travel and program funds. The incumbent will work with the Cognizant Technical Officers to develop budget levels and ensure that funds are committed, obligated and expended, using Global Acquisition & Assistance System (GLAAS), and will review interagency agreements for correct format, accurate financial data, and overall completeness.

This position requires (1) the knowledge and skills needed to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; (2) knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources in the related subject areas; knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the organization; and the interpersonal skills in presenting staffing recommendations and negotiating solutions to disputed recommendations.

The incumbent serves as an expert on budgeting and financial management issues and activities. Develops, maintains, and monitors the Office’s program budget of a technical office within E3 and related documentation to assure that funds are available for the technical office programs and activities. Ensures that all related documentation is prepared accurately. Advises senior program analysts, E3/PLC/PI Team Leader, the technical Office Director and E3/PLC Director, and appropriate technical staff of funding issues or problems. Also the incumbent serves as an expert on knowledge of the Global Acquisition & Assistance System (GLAAS) and develops and designs systems for monitoring and tracking budgets.

Required Skills:

  • Expert knowledge in developing, maintaining, and monitoring a program budget of a technical office to assure that funds are available.
  • Skill in coordinating with the Management Bureau’s Office of Financial Management concerning accrued expenditures and related financial management actions required to ensure effective use of office resources
  • Knowledge and skill in designing centralized and Mission-specific development assistance projects under established and/or proposed Strategic Objectives

Please read all the instructions before you begin

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package to:

FAS-SCHB-APPLIC@wdc.usda.gov with the subject, line: OCBD-14-148 which includes the following:

1. Resume
2. MUST submit cover letter individually addressing your experience and qualifications of the "Required Skills".

In addition to your Application Package, if you are applying for Veteran Preference, submit evidence of eligibility, such as DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or Application for Veteran Preference (Standard Form 15) and the proof requested on the form.

Applications that do not include a cover letter that directly and individually addresses the required skills will NOT be considered.

Attachment should be limited to a total of 5 MB or less, as emails with large attachments may be blocked by the USDA email firewall.

Direct all inquiries to: Chris Finstrom
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/DRDA/PCDA
Email Address: Chris.Finstrom@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (202) 720-8694

NOTE: A career status employee that is outside of FAS that accepts this position will be appointed to a Schedule B, Excepted Service time limited appointment. This appointment does not offer reemployment rights back to career status within FAS, as described in CFR, Chapter 352. The employee may seek re-employment rights from their losing agency prior to accepting this Schedule B appointment. Please note that agencies are not required to grant re-employment rights.

REASONABLE ACCOMADATION POLICY STATEMENT:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Job Title: Advisor for Partnerships and Outreach
Grade: GS-1101-13
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service (Time Limited) Appointment
Length of Appointment: Up to 5 years
Area of Consideration: All Sources
Duty Location: Washington, D.C.
Opening Date of Announcement: 4/18/2014
Closing Date of Announcement: 5/02/2014

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position and be able to be security cleared for assignment.

Overview:

The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Agricultural and Market Systems Development (AMSD) Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDA), Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD), Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD) but will work directly with USAID's Office of Innovation and Development Alliances within the Development Innovation Ventures Division (IDEA/DIV).

DIV’s objective is to support the discovery of better ways to solve big problems. Founded in 2010, DIV’s model is designed to help us advance what works while avoiding long term investments in what does not. DIV blends tiered risk management systems from venture capital; research approaches from economics; and development expertise from nonprofits and government.  DIV’s team manages a fund of around $25 million and leverages an additional $17+ million from other donors and foundations. DIV holds a competition for bold development ideas, pilots them in small increments and tests their effects, and scales those that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-efficiency. In the innovative process, DIV encounters both failures and successes: but when ideas fail, lessons are learned quickly and at relatively low expense; and when ideas succeed, it’s possible to find out how to reach millions of people at a fraction of the usual cost. DIV has funded in over 20 countries and various sectors including global health, economic development, water/sanitation/hygiene, energy, and education. DIV supports a range of organizations, including social businesses, academic institutions, and not-for-profits. For more information, please visit our website at www.usaid.gov/DIV

The Advisor for Partnerships and Outreach will lead the design and implementation of an engagement strategy, create and maintain linkages with key networks, and package DIV information and results for a variety of audiences.  The incumbent will develop strategic partnership opportunities and serve as the relationship manager for existing partnerships.

Specific tasks may include by are not limited to the following:

  • Refine DIV engagement/communications strategy to resonate with a variety of audiences (e.g. Congress, sectorial experts, thought leaders in the international development community, and within USAID)
  • Use a variety of methods to execute this strategy. This could include writing, social media, events, speaking engagements as well as conducting outreach to identify and develop strategic partnership opportunities (e.g. think tanks, media, networks, associations).
  • Serve as a relationship manager for several such partnerships to raise the profile of the program and the results of its portfolio.
  • Leverage networks to encourage entrepreneurs, NGOs, innovators, academics and private firms to apply to DIV’s global competition.
  • Create processes to aggregate relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Respond to selected information requests from a variety of stakeholders; and
  • Work on special projects as needed.

Basic Qualification Requirements:

Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Required Skills:

  • Mastery of business and industry practices related to the position overview.  Extensive experience in a professional workplace and flexibility to thrive in an entrepreneurial, start-up environment.
  • Knowledge and skills in identifying, planning, organizing, and directing activities implemented by a team. Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and deliverables, develop and implement strategies, and work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate information on a variety of relevant topics (i.e., customers, sectors, technology, and industrial base), to select and develop a strategy, and to plan and coordinate team efforts.
  • Skill in resolving complex problems requiring innovative thinking, novel solutions, and exceptional ingenuity through judgment and professional understanding.  In-depth knowledge and skill in collecting, understanding, and applying best practices with proven results when operating under tight deadlines.
  • Skill at the mastery level in leveraging relationships, engagements, activities and developing partnerships with an entrepreneurial mindset, and through cooperative efforts. Skills and experience in developing relationships and partnerships with key leadership and opinion makers. Diverse and strong networks among relevant, complementary, and potentially competing partners preferred (e.g. impact investors, incubators, universities, USG agencies, and media).
  • Demonstrated ability to express, in writing and orally, recommendations, report, and analysis, integrating complex issues into a unified message. Demonstrated skills including preparing communications materials, training and support resources, presentations, or reports for diverse audiences.

Please read all the instructions before you begin.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package to:

FAS-SCHB-APPLIC@wdc.usda.gov and Abiola.Adeyemi@fas.usda.gov with the subject line: OCBD-14-167 which includes the following:

  1. Resume
  2. MUST submit cover letter individually addressing your experience and qualifications of the “Required Skills”
  3. References and a two to four page writing sample may be requested of short-listed applicants.

In addition to your Application Package, if you are applying for Veteran Preference, submit evidence of eligibility, such as DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or Application for Veteran Preference (Standard Form 15) and the proof requested on the form.

Applications that do not include a cover letter that directly and individually addresses the required skills will NOT be considered. Attachment should be limited to a total of 5 MB or less, as emails with large attachments may be blocked by the USDA email firewall.

Direct all inquiries to:

Program Officer: Abiola Adeyemi
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD
Email Address: Abiola.Adeyemi@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: 202-720-8096

NOTE: A career status employee that is outside of FAS that accepts this position will be appointed to a Schedule B, Excepted Service time limited appointment. This appointment does not offer re-employment rights back to career status within FAS, as described in CFR, Chapter 352. The employee may seek re-employment rights from their losing agency prior to accepting this Schedule B appointment. Please note that agencies are not required to grant re-employment rights.

REASONABLE ACCOMADATION POLICY STATEMENT:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests forreasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Job Title: Advisor for Business Scaling
Grade: GS-1101-13
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service (Time Limited) Appointment
Length of Appointment: Up to 5 years
Area of Consideration: All Sources
Duty Location: Washington, D.C.
Opening Date of Announcement: 4/18/2014
Closing Date of Announcement: 05/02/2014

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position and be able to be security cleared for assignment.

Overview:

The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Agricultural and Market Systems Development (AMSD) Branch of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDA), Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD), Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD) but will work directly with USAID's Office of Innovation and Development Alliances within the Development Innovation Ventures Division (IDEA/DIV).

DIV’s objective is to support the discovery of better ways to solve big problems. Founded in 2010, DIV’s model is designed to help us advance what works while avoiding long term investments in what does not. DIV blends tiered risk management systems from venture capital; research approaches from economics; and development expertise from nonprofits and government.  DIV’s team manages a fund of around $25 million and leverages an additional $17+ million from other donors and foundations. DIV holds a competition for bold development ideas, pilots them in small increments and tests their effects, and scales those that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-efficiency. In the innovative process, DIV encounters both failures and successes: but when ideas fail, lessons are learned quickly and at relatively low expense; and when ideas succeed, it’s possible to find out how to reach millions of people at a fraction of the usual cost. DIV has funded in over 20 countries and various sectors including global health, economic development, water/sanitation/hygiene, energy, and education. DIV supports a range of organizations, including social businesses, academic institutions, and not-for-profits. For more information, please visit our website at www.usaid.gov/DIV

The Advisor for Business Scaling will help grantees maximize their success and build relationships with impact investors and related organizations. The incumbent will work with grantees seeking to grow their innovative idea through either public or private paths and will provide knowledge and insight about how best to execute their strategies. After developing a system to prioritize a sub-set of grantees to support, s/he will work closely with fellow DIV team members to provide ongoing assistance. In addition, s/he will develop and maintain partnerships with tech hubs, accelerators, incubators, think tanks, university labs, etc. to share DIV’s information and findings from its projects to inform their pipeline, research priorities, and awareness of DIV as a potential off-ramp for their investments.

Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advise grantees on ways to improve business plans and implementation strategies;
  • Provide business development advice to grantees seeking to raise additional capital;
  • Advise on human capital strategy, management, and organizational structure;
  • Identify opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency by refining operating models;
  • Prior to award, perform due diligence and financial analysis on a number of select proposals;
  • Grow DIV’s pipeline and options for off-ramps by developing, managing, and growing new partnerships; and,
  • Other special projects as necessary

Basic Qualification Requirements:

Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Required Skills:

  • Mastery of business concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations related to conducting quality due diligence assessments. Two to four years of work experience in a management consulting, strategy and operations, or value creation role. Work experience in development is preferred.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables, develop and implement strategies, and work both independently as well as part of a team. Proven track record working in cross-functional teams, ideally across sectors and geographic regions. Having the ability to influence and lead without authority are key to the success of this role.
  • Thorough knowledge of business related policies, goals and objectives and subsequent performance plans designed to achieve certain outcomes within specific timeframes.
  • Knowledge of short and long term strategic business planning and assessment methodologies and implementation initiatives.  Ability to plan, organize, and implement programs, projects, and activities involving substantial agency resources or that require extensive changes in established procedures.
  • Knowledge of financial, statistical, comparative and trend analysis tools and interpretation abilities necessary to detect and investigate noted anomalies. Ability to assess and evaluate innovative solutions to make recommendations and provide assistance to improve business-related operations.
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications to develop and implement recommendations, guidance and provide customer assistance. Written and oral communication skills including preparing communications materials, training and support resources, presentations, or reports for diverse audiences including executive- level decision-makers.

Please read all the instructions before you begin.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package to:

FAS-SCHB-APPLIC@wdc.usda.gov and Abiola.Adeyemi@fas.usda.gov with the subject line:

OCBD-14-166 which includes the following:

  1. Resume
  2. MUST submit cover letter individually addressing your experience and qualifications of the “Required Skills”
  3. References and a two to four page writing sample may be requested of short-listed applicants.

In addition to your Application Package, if you are applying for Veteran Preference, submit evidence of eligibility, such as DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or Application for Veteran Preference (Standard Form 15) and the proof requested on the form.

Applications that do not include a cover letter that directly and individually addresses the required skills will NOT be considered. Attachment should be limited to a total of 5 MB or less, as emails with large attachments may be blocked by the USDA email firewall.

Direct all inquiries to:

Program Officer: Abiola Adeyemi
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/DRDA/AMSD
Email Address: Abiola.Adeyemi@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: 202-720-8096

NOTE: A career status employee that is outside of FAS that accepts this position will be appointed to a Schedule B, Excepted Service time limited appointment. This appointment does not offer re-employment rights back to career status within FAS, as described in CFR, Chapter 352. The employee may seek re-employment rights from their losing agency prior to accepting this Schedule B appointment. Please note that agencies are not required to grant re-employment rights.

REASONABLE ACCOMADATION POLICY STATEMENT:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Job Title: Global Climate Change Specialist
Grade: GS-0301-13
Area of Consideration: All Sources
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service (Time Limit) Appointment
Length of Appointment: Up to 5 years
Opening Date of Announcement: March 28 2014
Closing Date of Announcement: April 25 2014

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position and be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance for this assignment. This is an Excepted Service, Schedule B appointment not to exceed 5 years.

Overview:

The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Rural Development and Natural Resources Branch (RDNR) of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDA), Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD), Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/RDNR) but will be located in and work directly with the U.S. Agency for International Development/Economic Growth, Education and Environment Bureau (E3), Global Climate Change Office.

The USAID Global Climate Change (GCC) Office is responsible for USAID’s participation in forums that deal with climate change, coordinating with the international organizations that have taken the lead on climate change and development and for analytical work to deepen understanding of building resilience to climate change and promoting low-emissions development in developing and transition countries. The GCC Office supports the Agency Global Climate Change Coordinator on climate change activities and with coordination with other agencies and bureaus and offices at USAID. The Office also ensures oversight and reporting on USAID’s activities in support of the Agency’s Global Climate Change Initiative.

The Global Climate Change Specialist will provide technical support and advice to USAID field missions and bureaus with strategy development, design, performance monitoring and evaluation of USAID-sponsored climate change programs, particularly those related to climate change adaptation and integration. S/he will be responsible for improving indicators, tools, and guidance related to monitoring the results of USAID climate change programs, in particular climate change adaptation and integration programs. The Specialist will provide quality control on performance reporting, help maintain a system of consolidating performance data, and analyze data for management and communications purposes. S/he will coordinate the collection of contextual data relevant to USAID climate change programs. The Specialist will interact regularly with field missions, provide regular updates on performance monitoring guidance to the field, coordinate with other donor agencies, and help improve and deliver training on monitoring and evaluating climate change assistance. S/he will involve missions in the broader development efforts and implementation of USG climate programs. S/he will work in a team setting with other GCC office staff, in particular the GCC Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

Required Skills:

• Expert knowledge and mastery of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the efforts of the U.S. Government in the field of climate change and developing nations.
• Seasoned ability to clearly and concisely, in writing and orally, convey technical concepts, technical information and policy positions regarding global climate change. Previous experience relating to climate change is a USG agency id highly desirable.
• In-depth knowledge of, or experience in the following areas: a) the energy, forestry, and/or agricultural sector in developing nations, and b) developing nation’s efforts to promote environmentally sustainable development and stave off the threat of climate change.
• Demonstrated ability to foster linkages between science, technology and policy.
• Seasoned ability to evaluate program performance, analyze issues, and prepare workable recommendations to resolve problems and improve program impact.
• Proven ability to guide teams and work with management to implement programs and recommendations to improve program performance and resolve problems.
• Knowledge of and/or experience in developing countries. Skill and ability in strategic planning and technical analysis.
• Ability to travel extensively in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in developing countries, sometimes under strenuous conditions in remote locations.

 

Please read all the instructions before you begin.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package to: FAS-SCHB-APPLIC@wdc.usda.gov with the subject line: FAS-OCBD-14-143 which includes the following:

1. Resume
 2. MUST submit cover letter individually addressing your experience and qualifications of the “Required Skills”.

In addition to your Application Package, if you are applying for Veteran Preference, submit evidence of eligibility, such as DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or Application for Veteran Preference (Standard Form 15) and the proof requested on the form.

Applications that do not include a cover letter that directly and individually addresses the required skills will NOT be considered.

Attachment should be limited to a total of 5 MB or less, as emails with large attachments may be blocked by the USDA email firewall.

This position is located in Washington DC. There are no funds budgeted for relocation expenses.

Direct all inquiries about position to: Terence Albrecht
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/DRDA/RDNR
Email Address: Terence.Albrecht@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (202) 690-1916

*NOTE* A career status employee that is outside of FAS that accepts this position will be appointed to a Schedule B, Excepted Service time limited appointment. This appointment does not offer re-employment rights back to career status within FAS, as described in CFR, Chapter 352. The employee may seek re-employment rights from their losing agency prior to accepting this Schedule B appointment. Please note that agencies are not required to grant re-employment rights.

 

Last modified: April 21st, 2014