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NIFA Job Opportunities

Deputy Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN).This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. 

As the Deputy Director of IFSN, the incumbent is responsible for providing scientific and managerial leadership and direction in formulating and implementing policies and programs that support research, education, and extension that enhance the safety of America’s food supply and the delivery of healthy, nutritious, and available food to all Americans. The incumbent serves as a principal scientific and management advisor to the Associate Director for Programs in administering, evaluating, planning, directing and coordinating activities related to the mission and function of NIFA, in execution of policies and practices of grants management, and in the allocation of resources to carry out these policies and practices.  The incumbent is instrumental in elevating the standing of agricultural sciences within the Federal science enterprise and provides scientific, technical, and administrative input to the Director and Associate Directors of NIFA.  More information about NIFA can be found at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/

A copy of the job announcement (AG-22-2015-0016) is available at https://www.usajobs.gov/.  All applications must be received by December 5, 2014. 

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USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER

Announcement Type: Merit Promotion

Information Technology Specialist
Series & Grade: GS-2210-07
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Salary: $42,631 to $55,421
Type of Appointment: Permanent Full Time

Location of Position: USDA, NIFA
Washington, DC

Announcement Number: NIFA-M15N-0011
Opening Date: November 17, 2014
Closing Date: December 2, 2014

WHO MAY APPLY: Current permanent National Institute of Food and Agriculture employees with competitive status, and USDA CTAP eligibles

You may use the following link to view/apply for this position.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386754300

Announcement Type: Merit Promotion

Science Program and Analysis Officer
Series & Grade: GS-0101/0401-14/15
Promotion Potential: GS-15
Salary: $106,263 to $157,100
Type of Appointment: Permanent Full Time

Location of Position: USDA, NIFA
Washington, DC

Announcement Number: NIFA-M15N-0014
Opening Date: November 12, 2014
Closing Date: December 3, 2014

WHO MAY APPLY: Current permanent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP eligibles, and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities. Promotable applicants outside the USDA will not be considered

You may use the following link to view/apply for this position.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386323100

Announcement Type: All Sources

Training Specialist (IT Workforce Trainer)
Series & Grade: GS-1712-09
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Salary: $52,146 to $67,787
Type of Appointment: Permanent Full Time

Location of Position: USDA, NIFA
Washington, DC

Announcement Number: NIFA-S15N-0012
Opening Date: November 24, 2014
Closing Date: December 8, 2014

WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required

You may use the following link to view/apply for this position.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/387284500

Announcement Type: Merit Promotion

Training Specialist (IT Workforce Trainer)
Series & Grade: GS-1712-09
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Salary: $52,146 to $67,787
Type of Appointment: Permanent Full Time

Location of Position: USDA, NIFA
Washington, DC

Announcement Number: NIFA-M15N-0013
Opening Date: November 24, 2014
Closing Date: December 8, 2014

WHO MAY APPLY: Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA/VRA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities

You may use the following link to view/apply for this position.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/387286000