Postions Announcement - Posted on 1/04/2013

Position Announcement: National Program Leader (Rangeland)
$123,785 to $155,500 per annum

Organization:    USDA-ARS

Location:             Beltsville, MD

Description:   The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Office of National Programs, Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Beltsville, MD, is seeking a permanent, full-time, National Program Leader for Rangeland Systems.  This leadership position directs national research programs related to rangelands and will coordinate rangeland research with National Program Leaders having responsibilities for research on pasture, forages, and livestock grazing, and on broad topics in natural resources for the USDA’s in-house science agency.  The National Program Leader manages, plans, leads, and coordinates comprehensive research programs conducted at multiple sites nationwide.

Candidates need an extensive scientific background and must have advanced research experience in one or more of the specialty areas of rangeland management, landscape ecology, and grazing systems relevant to livestock production and other agricultural systems.  Recruitment is at the GS-15 level.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Pre-employment check and a full background investigation are required.  For program information, contact Dr. Sally Schneider on (301) 504-7987 or by email:  ARS Program information may also be obtained at:

U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications must address specific education and experience requirements.  Complete information and application procedures for vacancy ARS-X13N-0003 may be obtained at Applications must be received by Thursday, January 31, 2013USDA/ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

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