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    The incumbent serves as the Assistant Division Director for the AMS National Organic Program's Standards Division. This is a six-month Detail or Temporary Promotion opportunity, that may be extended further, if necessary.

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    • 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:
    • Leading the necessary background research and preparation of written standards, including new practice standards development and National List amendments (materials dockets), all of which govern the activities and regulations of the NOP.
    • Conducting market and economic analyses to evaluate potential impacts of policy changes, particularly for significant rulemaking.
    • Representing the Standards Division with industry groups, international constituents, U.S. interagency and Federal-State groups or agencies and other organizations in connection therewith, in the absence of the Standards Division Director.
    • Leading Division project and workflow management for practice standards.
    • Working with the Director to establish the annual program of work, staffing, setting short-term and long-term priorities, project tracking and preparing schedules for completion of work.
    • Assigning and reviewing the work of staff to ensure timely performance, soundness, and value.
    • Evaluating subordinates through annual performance ratings and initiates formal award recommendations based on job performance.
    • Handling any employee conduct matters or complaints that arise.
    • Interpreting the NOP standards, providing critical input to the other divisions, the Deputy Administrator and other officials concerning USDA policy positions on organic production, handling, processing, labeling, accreditation and certification.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Estimated <10% travel (minimal travel for conferences/meetings)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1146 Agricultural Marketing

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