Job Overview

Summary

USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on AG-OCE-2014-0158MP. Current permanent Federal employees, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents.

Duties

As a Natural Resources Specialist, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducts assessments of regional climate change outreach and education activities.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of plans to establish Regional Climate Hubs.
  • Oversees program coordination activities for the National Leader RCCH. Provides support to the staff in monitoring and tracking projects, proposals and other requests as assigned.
  • Evaluates regional efforts to address climate change and plans, schedules, and conducts tasks and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of regional climate change programs.
  • Prepares replies to correspondence and other requests for information, addressing information on a wide variety of subjects through use of written and oral presentation formats and techniques.
  • Provides liaison services for the national leader of the RCCH on a range of complex administrative matters.
  • Develops operational/communication systems to ensure that informational requests from Congress, USDA, and/or other sources are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Prepares replies to correspondence and other requests for information, addressing information on the Regional Climate Hubs and other regional climate change programs and initiatives a variety of subjects through use of written and oral presentation formats and techniques.

These duties are described at the FPL GS-13, the GS-11 and GS-12 are developmental leading to such performance.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • 1-2 Trips per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No