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    Summary

    This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

    Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected.  For this reason, you are encouraged to apply at all grade levels.  A peer review will be required for selections made at grades GS-13 and above and the selectee will be required to submit supplemental materials.

    Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential. Research accomplishments and their impact on the duties and responsibilities of positions are evaluated periodically. The grade level is limited only by the individual's demonstrated ability to perform research of recognized importance to science and technology. *Final grade level may be determined by a peer review panel.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will apply plant and soil sciences to address issues related to crop productivity and soil and water management, to develop and deliver improved technologies, management strategies, and planning tools that help evaluate and manage economic and environment risks, opportunities and tradeoffs. Develops guidelines for multi-use crops and grazing-based livestock production systems that depend on a near-continuous supply of diverse, high quality forage. Investigates response of forage grasses and legumes, nutritional quality, seed production and tolerance to abiotic environmental stressors. Research will integrate with research activities pertaining to cool-season, perennial grass forage plant breeding/genomics, agro-ecosystem function, and livestock grazing.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to meetings and conferences or remote work sites as required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504865800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.