Job Overview


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

The mission of the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory (GSWRL) is to develop technology and solutions that increase efficient use of soil and water resources, maximize forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in healthy ecosystems. The mission is achieved through laboratory and field experimental research and simulation modeling by a multidisciplinary staff of scientists and engineers.

This position requires the selectee to undergo a pre-employment check and a full background investigation.  Any offer made is considered a tentative job offer pending the outcome of the pre-employment check.  Retention in the position is based upon a favorable adjudication of the background investigation.  The incumbent will be subject to periodic reinvestigations.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


The incumbent will conduct applied research related to contaminant fate and transport, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, livestock production, and/or hydrologic and water quality processes on both cropland and rangeland. Conducts research that provides information beneficial to farmers and ranchers and land managers to assist them in developing sustainable and competitive agricultural productions systems and maintain ecosystem services. Contributes conceptual models of processes such as environmental fate and cycling of nutrients, sediment, and/or emerging contaminants to natural resource simulation tools. Develops agricultural systems and management techniques that contribute to increased profitability, improved sustainability, and enhanced soil and water quality. Designs, conducts, and publishes research in peer-reviewed, scientific journals. Assists in technology transfer and maintains a close relationship with stakeholders to design and implement research that meets emerging customer needs.