NOTE: The closing date for this announcement has been extended to Monday, 12/5/2016. Applications must be received prior to 12/5/2016 at 11:59 pm to receive consideration.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
Transportation and Marketing (TM) consists of three business lines - transportation research and analysis, local food marketing research and technical assistance, and competitive grants administration that support the orderly marketing of agricultural products and promote wholesale and direct marketing opportunities.
The Marketing Services Division is responsible for conducting and supporting market research and analysis of agricultural marketing channels, processes and methods, and providing planning and design recommendations for agricultural marketing facilities, in order to facilitate the efficient and economical distribution of U.S. food and fiber products, primarily locally produced and distributed agricultural products.
Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Provides consultations, designs, drawings incorporating applicable design standards, codes, techniques, and practices which have potential impact on buildings, facilities and functional operations.
- Keeps abreast of the latest developments in architecture, engineering and related disciplines.
- Collaborates with architectural and engineering firms and in-house design staff to assure that site-specific architectural requirements are satisfied and all technical requirements are coordinated.
- Recommends changes to plans or specifications developed by contract architects, engineers and others, and prepares comments.
- Writes design articles in lay-person language for agricultural and community planning/development press.
- Periodically develops blogs to market services to more general audiences.
- Writes or participates in writing journal articles in architectural review publications.
- Makes clear written and oral presentations and communications to governmental conferences, tribal groups, and other organizations, as required.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel for training and work assignments may be required.