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    Summary

    The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global market place, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

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    Responsibilities

    • 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 scientific advice to the agency, trading partners, other agencies, and the industry in one or more of the following agricultural trade areas: pesticides, contaminants, toxicology, plant health and food safety.
    • Contributes to the development of U.S. policies and strategies related to agricultural sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade and the integration of scientific contributions, addressing scientific versus policy objectives.
    • Develops responses to other U.S. agencies, as well as non-government stakeholders and related organizations, in the resolution of extensive and highly visible SPS and TBT agricultural trade questions and problems.
    • Analyzes relevant information from scientific and academic papers and applies information to discuss and improve programmatic study and analyses in support of agricultural trade issues.
    • Represents the agency as a technical expert in the assigned field of scientific study at conferences, meetings, and with international standard setting bodies and other government agencies.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Both domestic and international travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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