Job Overview


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

As an Administrative Officer for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Brookings, South Dakota, the incumbent provides leadership in the management of business functions in support of research programs. The incumbent works closely with the management team to efficiently and effectively carry out all administrative operations. Such functions include management advisory services, budget, human resources, agreements, purchasing and contracting, safety, and facilities.


  • Performs a variety of administrative duties in support of office functions.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance to employees and management on a full range of administrative functions.
  • Manages all phases of budget formulation, execution, and administration.
  • Informs management and employees of human resources rules, policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Manages the procurement program by anticipating long and short term needs and planning accordingly to procure supplies and services.
  • Supervises employees by assigning and evaluating work, and by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 nights per month may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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