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    Summary

    This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Adaptive Cropping Systems laboratory, located in Beltsville, MD.

    The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the software developer for several major national programming efforts and other ACSL software development activities.

    This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

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    Responsibilities

    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing computer software programming support to scientists to further develop crop and soil simulation models, graphical user interfaces, data bases, and other suitable agro-climatology modeling tools.
    • Assisting with designing and documenting program structures.
    • Coding and testing software and databases in collaboration with project scientists.
    • Developing rapid prototypes to test the feasibility of new design ideas.
    • Researching and surveying the literature and the Internet for new techniques in database use.
    • Working directly with scientists providing software enhancements for ACSL crop and soil models.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1550 Computer Science

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