This position will assist senior specialists in providing technical support in one or more of FAS’s areas of responsibility: coordinate and implement agricultural/natural resource capacity building projects; provide training and technical assistance to policy makers, private sector, and foreign countries; and/or negotiate and coordinate agreements between USDA and institutions.
This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration of 2 years which can be extended 2 additional years.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Occasional travel - Occasional visits to domestic and/or overseas businesses, government offices, or agricultural facilities may be required.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree as listed above OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
TRANSCRIPTS are required if:
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-9 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: [SELECT ONLY ONE LINK BELOW] Combining Education and Experience for Administrative and Management Positions
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, knowledge, and skills 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 above for educational qualification information.
Degrees required for education substitution for graduate or higher level education: International Relations, International Economics, International Business, International Trade, Business Administration or related degrees.
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