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    This position is located in the Office of National Programs (ONP).  ONP is the principal organizational component of ARS, which develops, for the Administrator, options and recommendations for resource allocations.

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    The closing date of this announcement was extended by 1 business day due to the Federal Government being closed on December 5, 2018.

    As National Program Leader for Land and Air Management, you will provide leadership and expertise of agricultural research over a breadth of topics at the soil/plant/atmosphere interface, including: crop and animal production systems, weather adaptation, climate change, air quality,  soil conservation, livestock manure management, odor control, landscape ecology, environmental or ecosystems services, rangeland management, and similar areas.

    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    Provides technical leadership and guidance to a diverse portfolio of scientists involved in crop and animal production systems, weather adaptation and climate change, air quality, landscape ecology and environmental or ecosystems services.

    Provides technical leadership to field scientists on the interactions of soil and air science.

    Coordinates scientific research programs in the areas of soil, plant, air interface across agricultural systems and the landscapes in which those systems are embedded.

    Provides oversight of the national scientific research program.

    Responsible for fiscal planning and providing input on budget initiatives for funding high priority research areas.

    Sets goals and objectives for research projects and participates in the strategic planning process.

    Manages multidisciplinary research programs and coordinates team based multidisciplinary studies.

    Develops National Research Programs, reviews progress of research, interprets and documents research outcomes and impacts, and develops research initiatives.

    Serves as a scientific reviewer and/or provides oversight for various committees involved with Federal, State, and or local/research compliance.

    Speaks for the Agency through informal conversation and formal gatherings.

    Serves on advisory boards and interagency working groups for universities, government agencies and other corporations.

    Serves as the spokesperson for the Agency on all areas related to land and air management.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 25% of time

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517403900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.