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    The incumbent will serve as a is a Supervisory Research Agronomist or Supervisory Research Agricultural Economist Research Leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit in Pendleton, OR.

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    • Responsible for developing advanced technologies, improved techniques, and optimized equipment for crop production and soil and water conservation in the Columbia Plateau and related land resource areas.
    • Oversees all research projects in the Management Unit. Incumbent's research outcomes are applicable to NP 216 components:
    • Component 1: Building agroecosystems for intensive, resilient production via GxExM.
    • Component 2: Increasing efficiencies for agroecosystem sustainability.
    • Component 3: Achieving agroecosystem potential.
    • Responsible for independently identifying and conducting basic and applied research, and leading development of the Unit?s future vision for practices that improve economic and environmental viability of wheat production systems.
    • As Research Leader, the incumbent exercises line authority over the Unit?s scientists and support personnel.
    • Enhance Unit creativity and productivity.
    • Hire personnel and manage human, fiscal, and physical resources.
    • Serve as fund holder.
    • Provide technical information and consultation, both internal and external to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
    • Ensure the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results and information.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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