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From: DENIS EBODAGHE OF AG <debodaghe@MORRILL.REEUSDA.GOV>
Subject: (Fwd) Position at CSREES/PAPPP
From: Dennis Kopp
National Program Leader
CSREES is solicitating for candidates to fill a position with a
Quantitative Population Ecologist working in the area of applied
Pest Management and I have attached the vacancy announcement to this
message. In addition to the quantitative ecology responsibilities
the successful candidate will provide CSREES leadership for the Pest
Management Information Decision Support System and the Pest
Management Alternatives grants program.
We are hoping to interest, as candidates, dynamic mid-to-later career
faculty from the Land Grant system with research, extension, and
possibably administrative experience. This position provides an
exciting, challanging, and rewarding career opportunity for the right
scientist. CSREES needs your help to make sure that this vacancy
announcement reaches the hands of all Land Grant scientists that may
be interested. From a discipline standpoint, we expect to interest
candidates from entomology, nematology, plant pathology, and weed
science. Would you please consider potential candidates in any of
those disciplines and share this electronic vacancy announcement.
Additional information regarding this position can be obtained from:
Drs. J. Preston Jones (202-401-1990), Dennis D. Kopp (202-401-6437),
James Parochetti (202-401-4354) or Jack Barnes (202-401-6010). One
can write for additional information to any of the above at
CSREES/USDA, 8th Floor Aerospace Building, STOP 2220, Washington,
I also plan to send a copy of this to the Entomology Departments
through CEDA and request that they share the vacancy announcement
with members of their faculty that might be interested. This also
informs the Entomology Department that we are in the process of a
Dennis D. Kopp
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND ECONOMICS
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Position Title: National Program Leader (Quantitive Population
Promotion Potential: GS-15
Salary: GS-401-14, beginning $64,555 per annum
or GS-401-15, beginning $75,935 per annum
Type of Appointment: Career Conditional/Career
Location of Position:
Plant and Animal Production, Protection, and Processing Unit -
Announcement Number: WA-AG-05-97-060R*
Opening Date: March 17, 1997
Closing Date: May 27, 1997 *Amended to extend closing date
Area of Consideration: This is a competitive vacancy, open to all
United States citizens.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM USDA SURPLUS
AND FEDERAL DISPLACED EMPLOYEES IN THE
DC RELAY SERVICE: 202-855-1234 (TDD)
DUTIES: The incumbent serves as staff expert and provides national
leadership for research and extension administration in the areas of
plant disease/insect/weed population dynamics, pest management
strategies, and impact assessment. Specifically, provides technical
leadership and direction in the analysis, evaluation, planning,
organization, coordination, and approval of research and extension
programs and projects in assigned areas of pest population dynamics,
ecology, and pest management carried out by cooperating institutions
with Federal formula and grant funds. The many and varied programs
within the purview of the incumbent are of national importance, and in
many cases, have international significance. The extensive
recommendations of the incumbent are highly significant as they
contribute to the establishment of Agency goals and priorities within
the framework of national agricultural needs. Recommends commitment of
resources having direct effect on the initiation, conduct,
strengthening, extension, and termination of complex programs.
Performance of the duties and responsibilities requires a high level
of subject-matter expertise and leadership capability typically
demonstrated by national recognition in the pest management field.
Must have a broad knowledge of information needs of pest management
component programs and a conceptual understanding of expert-based
decision support computer systems; and have intensive background in
agro-ecosystems, as well as one of the major pest disciplines (i.e.,
Entomology, Plant Pathology, or Weed Science). Must be able to
exercise sound judgement combined with specific, comprehensive
knowledge of the assigned areas in a way to translate highly complex
theories and techniques into practical approaches and solutions to
major problem areas.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have successfully completed a
four-year course of study in an accredited college or university
leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in
biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management,
chemistry, economics, or related disciplines appropriate to the
position or a combination of education and experience equivalent to
the courses listed above plus appropriate experience or additional
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements,
candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to
the next lower grade in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the
level or work of this position which has equipped the applicant with
the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform
the duties of the position. In particular, the following knowledge
are required by this position:
- Knowledge of ecology/population dynamics
- Knowledge of pest management and systems integration
APPLICANTS WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA'S) IN TERMS OF
THEIR WORK EXPERIENCE, AND PERFORMANCE RATINGS.
Selective Placement Factors: None
Quality Ranking Factors: The following factors will determine who is
best qualified. A specific response to each factor is:
[ ] HIGHLY RECOMMENDED [X] REQUIRED.
1. Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate research and extension
programs and publish scholarly results pertaining to pest population
dynamics, ecology, and pest management.
2. Ability to develop program goals and priorities and provide
program direction, guidance, and leadership (including determining and
adjusting resource needs).
3. Ability to coordinate programs, activities, and disciplines among
organizations such as USDA agencies, Federal Departments, State
land-grant universities, and private organizations.
4. Ability to work as a team member in the development of
expert-based decision support systems.
HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume, curriculum vitae, SF-171, or Optional
Application for Federal Employment, OF-612, to the Contact address.
The following information is needed to evaluate applicant
qualifications and to determine if applicants meet legal requirements
for Federal employment:
Announcement number, title, and grade(s)
Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening
phone numbers (with area code)
Social security number
U.S. citizenship is required
Highest Federal civilian grade held (if applicable)
Highest education level achieved. Specify:
- Name, city, state, zip code (if known)
- Date or expected date (month/year) of completion of degree
- Type of degree received
- Graduates of foreign universities must include proof of foreign
education equivalency to an accredited U.S. college/university
Copy of college transcripts or list of college courses (if required
under QUALIFICATIONS or if applicable to the position).
Paid and nonpaid work experience related to the position. For each
work experience include:
- Job title
- Series/grade (if Federal employment)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor's name and address
- Starting and ending dates
- Hours per week
- Indicate if we may contact current supervisor/employer
- Training courses (title and year)
- Skills (e.g., other languages, typing speed, computer
software/hardware, tools, etc.) - Certificates/licenses (current)
- Honors, awards, and special accomplishments
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
All status candidates who wish to be considered under both merit
promotion and non-status competitive examining must submit two (2)
complete applications. When only one (1) application is received, it
will be considered under the merit promotion procedures if the
applicant is a current or former Federal employee with reinstatement
[X] may be authorized.
[ ] will not be authorized.
USDA surplus/Federal displaced employees must submit documentary
evidence of eligibility. Well qualified surplus and displaced
employees within the local commuting area will receive selection
priority as provided by OPM regulations. Applicants must submit the
- a copy of their RIF Separation Notice (for displaced employees) OR
Certification of Expected Separation or other documentation
identifying you as surplus;
- evidence of full performance level of current position;
- a copy of their most recent performance appraisal; and
- a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel
Action, to verify reassignment eligibility.
Current Federal employees must submit their most recent performance
Applicants with Federal reinstatement eligibility should submit an
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify reinstatement
Applicants are encouraged to submit an AD-1086, USDA Applicant
Male applicants over age 18 who were born after December 31, 1959,
must have registered with the Selective Service System (or have an
exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.
If applications do not contain all of the requested information,
applicants may lose consideration for the job.
If applicants make a false statement in any part of their
application, they may not be hired; may be fired after they begin
work; or may be fined or jailed.
Applicants will not be notified of the status of their application
until a final selection has been made.
Applications submitted via Government envelopes, Government FAX
machines, or electronic mail will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE:
[ ] RECEIVED
BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.
SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES: Special hiring authorities may apply to
disabled individuals, former Peace Corps, Vista, action cooperatives,
volunteers, VRA eligibles, and 30 percent disabled veterans.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If applicants served on active duty in the
United States military and were separated under honorable conditions,
they may be eligible for veterans' preference. If their service began
after October 15, 1976, applicants must have a Campaign Badge,
Expeditionary Medal, or a service-connected disability. To claim
5-point veterans' preference, applicants must attach a copy of their
DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other
proof of eligibility. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, attach
an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference, plus the
documentation required by that form. For further details, call the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at 912-757-3000. Select
"Federal Employment Topics" and then "Veterans." Or, dial OPM's
electronic bulletin board at 912-757-3100.
For application forms, write to, visit or call:
USDA, REE, ARS, Human Resources Division
Recruitment, Examining and Demonstration Staff
6305 Ivy Lane, Room 116
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1435
Telephone: (301) 344-3960
Submit applications to:
USDA, ARS, AFM, HRD, MOB
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 1423, South Bldg., Stop 0308
Washington, DC 20250-0308