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Friday, April 18, 2014
Supervisory Technical Information Specialist - USDA ARS (Beltsville, MD)
Job Title:Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Agricultural Research Service
Job Announcement Number:DEU-14-ALR-1014914
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 14, 2014 to Monday, April 28, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location: Beltsville, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is the nation's primary resource for agricultural information and is one of four national libraries of the United States. NAL also serves as the library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The position is located in the Information and Customer Services Branch, Information Products Division, National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland.
The incumbent serves as the Program Leader for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program and in that role is responsible for policy making, planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of NAL's foremost specialized information centers in food, nutrition and food safety. As program leader, the incumbent also serves as coordinator of both the Food and Nutrition and Food Safety Information Centers.
Who May Apply: All US Citizens
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
1-3 times per year
Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service
Identify and translate strategic issues, concerns, trends and policies into effective information programs and partnerships.
Direct and oversee the development and management of the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) and Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) programs across the full range of subject areas associated with food, nutrition and food safety.
Coordinate the implementation of advanced IT solutions to optimize the provision of specialized Web-based information programs, products and services.
Implement strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing products and services.
Develop planning strategies consistent with the principles of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and Customer Services Standards.
Supervise and manage a staff of information professionals as they develop science-based information programs, services, products and collections critical to the food and nutrition and food safety communities.
In order to be considered you must meet the basic requirements for the GS-1412 Technical Information Specialist series via one of the options below.
Education: At least a bachelor's degree in food science, food safety or human nutrition.NOTE: You must include a copy of your transcripts.
EXPERIENCE: Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of food science, food safety or human nutrition; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter fields above. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience as described above. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours may be used to qualify. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. To determine qualifying experience the experience and undergraduate education will be determined as percentages. The two percentages added together must equal at least 100 percent. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience (40 hours a week for 52 weeks) equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that included:
Creating and implementing new training and information programs, products and services critical to the researcher, practitioner, and consumer community;
Explaining human nutrition or food safety services and activities through Web-based communications, formal presentations, etc.;
Reviewing human nutrition or food safety information programs, services, products and collections;
Implementing advanced IT solutions to optimize the provision of specialized Web-based information programs, products and services; and
Developing and applying metrics to continually measure the quality and value of information offerings.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made. Selections are typically made within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.