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    This position is designed as a SES, General. USDA structures its SES positions into position levels. This is a position level one with a salary range of $166,501- $171,000 per year. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances. SES employees are also eligible to receive bonuses and performance-based awards. Visit http://www.opm.gov/ses/ for additional information and benefits for SES employees.

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    • Incumbent is responsible for planning and implementing policies and procedures for improving the timeliness, consistency, objectivity, and reliability of situation, outlook, and related farm policy evaluations.
    • Coordinating and reviewing all food and agricultural commodity aggregate data used to develop outlook and related agricultural policy evaluations within the Department.
    • Providing a focal point for the Department's economic intelligence relating to the state of domestic and world agriculture.
    • Providing direction to agencies in the methods used in making estimates and forecasts of domestic and world agriculture to assure that they are based on sound analytical techniques and thorough and objective analyses.
    • Is responsible for developing, presenting, and justifying the budget of the Board and for determining the organization and staffing structure within established budget and ceiling limitations to carry out the programs of the Board.
    • Represents the Chief Economist at conferences, hearings, and public meetings on policy matters relating to the domestic and international situation and outlook for food and fiber.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0110 Economist

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