Saturday, February 15, 2014

Assistant Editor - Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc.

Assistant Editor
National Income Tax Workbook

Job Description

The Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc. (LGUTEF) is seeking an Assistant Editor for the National Income Tax Workbook, an annual publication used to prepare about 28,000 tax practitioners for the income tax filing season. This is a part-time, independent contractor position that is paid on a flat fee with no fringe benefits, office, or support staff. The Assistant Editor can be located anywhere and communicate electronically with the Editors and others involved in writing the book.

The duties of the Assistant Editor of the National Income Tax Workbook include the following:

20 hours - Understand the National Income Tax Workbook style sheet and template well enough to use them in writing and editing and to answer questions from authors 

20 hours - Participate in weekly conference calls with the editors and publisher from May through 

80 hours - Write one chapter of the National Income Tax Workbook 

100 hours - Research tax issues for the National Income Tax Workbook as directed by the Vice President for 

120 hours - Edit three chapters of the National Income Tax Workbook 

60 hours - Proof read all final manuscripts of the National Income Tax Workbook

(400 hours total)

The successful candidate must have a working understanding of federal income taxation, including form preparation. Experience in researching and writing about tax issues and preparing tax returns is preferred. The candidate must be comfortable with and willing to learn about cutting edge technology for delivering educational materials via distance education and digital media. The candidate must have an advanced degree in economics, accounting, or a related field or be an enrolled agent, CPA, or attorney.

Compensation: The compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Submissions: Candidates should submit, by March 31, 2014, a vita/resume with contact information to Robert Achenbach, CAO at or by mail to the LGUTEF main office at 127 Young Rd., Kelso, WA 98626. Please include citations to publications and digital files of three or four articles.

About LGUTEF (from the web site

The Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation Inc. (LGUTEF), is a non-profit corporation organized by representatives of land grant universities that teach tax education programs for professional tax practitioners. Annually LGUTEF plans, writes and develops and publishes the "National Income Tax Workbook" which is needed to teach Workshops, Institutes, Seminars, and Forums in more than 30 states for over 29,000 tax professionals. The writing/development process includes a planning meeting in February of each year where all Workbook users are invited to evaluate the prior year's material and suggest topics for the next year. After consensus, we develop the topics - from 12-20 - that will be in the approximate 700 page Workbook for the year. The planning meeting is attended by most state coordinators and a select few of their key instructors. We share ideas for publicity - what works and what doesn't work. We share brochures and web site ideas. We discuss the financial issues that our programs face. Also we share administrative successes. Collaboratively we register our courses for accreditation by national organizations where possible.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Executive Director - Women, Food and Agriculture Network

See original post here.


Are you passionate about advocating for women engaged in healthy food and farming? Do you have the skills to build capacity of a growing national non-profit organization? Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is seeking a new executive director to take our growing network to the next level and expand this network to engage more women involved in all aspects of healthy food and farming.


Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) was founded in 1997 by a group of visionary women to address the absence of female voices in agriculture. It has grown into a premiere national network of more than 4,000 women across the U.S., providing education, leadership development and networking opportunities.
The mission of WFAN is to link and empower women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity. Our dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors are mostly based in Iowa and a national advisory council is being created in 2014 to provide a broader scope of perspectives from various network constituents across the U.S.
We fulfill our mission by maintaining a community of women engaged in healthy food and farming nationwide through in-person meetings and conferences, our website (, our newsletter, listserv, online forum, social media presence, and through three primary programs:
Women Caring for the Land (SM) supports and educates women farmland owners who want to improve soil and water conservation on the land they own, through web resources and women-only learning circles meetings. (
Harvesting Our Potential (SM) provides aspiring and beginning women farmers with networking, business planning education, and on- and off-farm mentorship opportunities with experienced women farmers.
Plate to Politics (SM) helps women ramp up their leadership in healthy food and farming from the farmhouse to the White House, through online and in-person leadership development training. (


Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will be WFAN’s public face and speak for the organization on a regular basis. She will be in charge of all day-to-day operations, and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for WFAN’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its vision and mission. She will develop deep knowledge of WFAN’s programs, operations, and organizational plans. The executive director is also WFAN’s chief fundraiser, responsible for raising the organization’s budget and expanding the organization’s development and individual donor campaigns.
All candidates should have proven non-profit leadership, financial management, and relationship management experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate that she has the skills to move our growing organization from being funded primarily through grants to a more diverse funding portfolio, including a robust individual donor program. In addition, she must build upon our current growth and momentum to add to the size and effectiveness of WFAN by educating and advocating for women working in healthy food and sustainable agriculture across the nation.


  • Experience and/or education to equal 5 years of experience with a similar non-profit organization
  • Proven track record of successful grant writing and fundraising
  • Experience with financial management including grant oversight, project and organizational budgeting, and personnel management in a non-profit setting
  • Experience planning conferences and events
  • Ability to motivate, guide and supervise a decentralized staff
  • Capacity to manage a staff and interact with a board that will continue to be based in Iowa
  • Progressive viewpoint on, and familiarity with, current issues in healthy food and sustainable agriculture, specifically those relevant to women
  • Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness and capacity to travel within Iowa and nationally for conferences and other meetings
Strongly preferred:
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining partnerships and alliances with local, regional and national organizations engaged in similar work
  • Experience building grassroots networks and managing advocacy campaigns
  • Mastery of a wide range of communications tools including email marketing (such as iContact), online form builder (such as Wufoo), WordPress, Google Groups, Facebook and Twitter
  • Residency in or near Iowa, as most of the governing board and staff are located in Iowa, and our organization is an important member of the sustainable agriculture community in this primarily commodity agriculture-driven state
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing (Pages or InDesign), and online donor management software such as DonorSnap


Full time position strongly preferred, with paid vacation, holidays, and additional benefits including retirement fund options. Salary negotiable.


Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the above qualifications, resume, 4 professional references, and 2 writing samples (excerpts are fine, 3 pages max.) to no later than 5pm central time on March 24, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly recommended. Please put “Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Questions regarding the position announcement can be directed to Steph Larsen ( or Dana Foster (
WFAN is an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track)

Position Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track), University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is a world leader in the transdisciplinary field of food systems scholarship, teaching, and outreach.  We seek candidates to join us in building our capacity to understand the interconnected aspects of the modern food system and to develop creative models for sustainable food systems. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of collaborative, transdisciplinary work and a desire to engage with colleagues across UVM colleges and departments. Anticipated start date is within the 2014-2015 academic year, subject to negotiation.
Position details
Applicants should demonstrate a record of food systems scholarship and expertise, a strong understanding of and experience with a systems approach to food and sustainability issues, and experience working with a variety of research methods. Potential areas of scholarly interest include, but are not limited to, sustainable food production, nutrition and health, behavior and culture, and public policy.

Candidates should also demonstrate a track record of collaborative, transdisciplinary research undertaken from a systems perspective. The ideal candidate for this position will help lead the institutional efforts to develop a strong, internationally-recognized research, teaching and outreach program in sustainable food systems.

Position responsibilities include food systems scholarship, instruction, and outreach. Specific expectations regarding requirements for funded research, outreach, and instruction will be informed by the appropriate departmental home to be determined based on the specialization of the successful candidate.

Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent received by start date) in the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences or humanities who are interested in food systems and transdisciplinary approaches to creating and sharing knowledge are encouraged to apply.

A strong commitment to meet the Land Grant mission of extending knowledge and research to the people of the State, and thereby contribute to the sustainable and long-term social and economic development of communities within and beyond the state, is required.

The University expects the successful candidate to meet the education, scholarship, and service requirements of reappointment based on his/her academic appointment. Candidates must communicate effectively in both public and academic forums. Candidates must possess strong leadership and collaboration skills.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach. Applicants must describe in their cover letter how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

UVM Food Systems Initiative
Vermont is a small, rural state that is a leader in the sustainable and local foods movement. The University of Vermont is committed to advancing food systems research, teaching, and outreach through the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative for Food Systems. The Food Systems Initiative is a community of university professionals, researchers, students, and local partners who generate, teach, and apply new knowledge while contributing to the present and future viability and scalability of food systems. The Food Systems Initiative is one of three Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives at the University of Vermont.

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

Salary and Appointment Level
This is a represented, 9 month, 1.0 FTE position, excluding the College of Medicine. Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum beginning salary levels for UVM colleges and schools other than the College of Medicine can be found in Article 18, Section 8, of the United Academics Agreement on the UVM website. Anticipated start date is within the 2014-2015 academic year, subject to negotiation.

To Apply
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials online at the UVM jobs website (posting #0041117): 1) curriculum vita (including list of publications and research grants), 2) cover letter outlining their interest and relevant experiences that will support the goal of building diversity and transdisciplinary excellence within their teaching, scholarship, and service, and 3) 300-500 word statement on vision of transdisciplinary scholarship in food systems, 4) names and contact information for three references. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Douglas O. Lantagne, Director, UVM Food Systems Initiative, at Phone: 802-656-8679.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Business & Market Director - Global Growers Network (Atlanta, GA)

Global Growers Business & Market Director
Applications due February 14th, 2014
Full-Time Position, starting March 1, 2014

About Global Growers:
Global Growers Network is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that connects international farmers who now live in Georgia to agriculture, by growing good food, training farmers, and creating economic opportunities.  We work primarily with metro-Atlanta's refugee community, made up of people who have been forced to flee their home countries due to war, genocide and persecution.  Many were farmers back home.  We currently work with about 250 families representing 15 culture groups from around the world.  They grow fresh and culturally appropriate foods to feed their families and communities, to earn supplemental income, and to prepare for careers as independent farmers.  We offer land and agricultural support to develop hands-on production skills relevant to farming in the Southeast United States.  Our Farm School features training in agricultural production, business and marketing, and food safety.  Our approach is very collaborative and partnerships with local organizations are key to our success.

Job Responsibilities:
·      Manage sales, communications, operations, budgeting and accounting for:
o   Crop Production, including:  direct markets; multi-farmer, 120 person CSA; and restaurants
o   Value-Added products (food products and baskets), including product development
o   Vermiculture products
o   Meat goat sales
·      Duties include:
o   Managing produce sales operations, including growing contracts, sourcing, aggregation, packaging, distribution and customer relationships.
o   Managing communications and marketing strategy for markets, non-profit promotion, and fundraising, including website, social media and PR
o   Managing related community partnerships 
o   Generating budget and accounting reports weekly, monthly and quarterly.
o   Providing guidance and instruction through farmer training program regarding market activities
·      Supervisory responsibilities include overseeing the work of business/marketing interns, apprentices, and volunteers.

Job Requirements:
·      Minimum two years' experience with direct sales farmers markets, CSA coordination and/or fresh produce sales, as well as development and implementation of marketing strategies
·      One year of experience in book keeping, accounting, financial reporting using QuickBooks or comparable software. 
·      Proven skills in website management, social media management and newsletter development.
·      Fluency in written and spoken English.
·      Ability to lift at least 30 lbs. as regular part of job duties.
·      Valid Drivers license, clean driving record, access to reliable transportation to multiple farm sites. 
·      Preferred: experience working with multi-farm CSAs and producer networks; working with diverse, Limited English Speaking communities; fluency in written and spoken English and one other language (Burmese, Nepali, Arabic)

This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $28,000 - $31,000. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Susan Pavlin at by February 14th.  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Trial Attorney - US Dep't of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division (Washington, D.C.)


Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 03/04/2014

Date Posted: 02/05/2014
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Criminal Law/Death Penalty, Environmental, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Litigation

Job Description

About the Office: The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an experienced litigator for its Environmental Crimes Section in Washington, D.C.
Attorneys in the Environmental Crimes Section prosecute complex, white-collar crime cases (including fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering, etc.) against individuals and corporations that violate laws designed to prevent pollution of the environment and destruction of the world's critical natural resources. The Section is at the forefront of changing industry practice and raising public awareness that environmental crimes are substantial crimes, which left unchecked threaten human health and the environment. Section attorneys handle all aspects of investigative and litigative work, from advising agencies on long-term, undercover investigations to grand jury presentations, discovery, motions practice and trial, and work with AUSAs in all 94 U.S. judicial districts. In pursuit of its mission to protect our air, water, soil and threatened and endangered species, the Section works closely with criminal investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Coast Guard Investigative Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries Enforcement, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs, and Inspectors General from many additional agencies. Attorneys from the Section are additionally engaged in capacity building to investigate and prosecute environmental crimes both domestically and internationally.
For more information about the work of the Environmental Crimes Section, visit the Justice Department's web site at:
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: Consistent with the Section's practice, the individuals selected will be responsible for handling a range of matters, including some of the most complex cases handled by the Section. This position will allow the individual to utilize his or her superior legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills in all aspects of investigation, negotiation, motions practice and trial.


Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least five years of post-J.D. litigation experience, and be a U.S. citizen or National. Prior experience as a Federal, State or Local prosecutor or defender is a plus, although not required. A solid litigation record is required. The ideal candidate will possess not only the requisite litigation experience, but additionally an interest in environmental protection and enforcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated: You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience you report relative to this position. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
Travel: The individual hired should expect substantial travel.


Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is GS-14 ($106,263 – $138,136) and GS-15 ($124,995 - $157,100).

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit a current resume, cover letter highlighting relevant experience and salary history, and writing sample and OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (Click on the link below to obtain the OF-306) to:

     Attn: Deborah L. Harris (USDOJ, ECS)
     Email applications only, please, to ATTYAPPLY-ECS.ENRD@USDOJ.GOV
No telephone calls, please.
What To Expect Next: Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-60 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

Public Affairs Specialist, Rural Housing Service - USDA (Bozeman, MT)

Date Posted: 02/05/2014
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Environmental, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Homelessness/Housing/Landlord-Tenant

Job Description

Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. Rural Development promotes economic development by providing loans to businesses through banks and community-managed lending pools, while also assisting communities to participate in community empowerment programs. Join the Rural Development team and make a commitment to America's rural communities.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on MT-2014-4353MP. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents.
  • Develops, for dissemination through print and broadcast media, information concerning the mission, programs and accomplishments of USDA Rural Development in Montana.
  • Prepares and disseminates news releases and feature articles to the media, ensuring dissemination to minority media.
  • Briefs news media representatives on the agency's programs and activities and their impact on various public and private activities.
  • Interviews and confers with managers, supervisors, employees, and borrowers to obtain information for use in news releases, articles, and meetings with media.
  • Prepares responses to inquiries from the general public, public officials, and special interest groups concerning policies and programs
  • Writes articles and speeches for the State Director for both intermal and external use.
  • Coordinates agency's marketing strategy/activities with public relations events, news releases and conference attendance.


    • You must be a US Citizen or US National;
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service;
    • Background Investigation is required;
    • Successful completion of a one year probationary period.

      For the  GS-09 level: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates: supporting public awareness campaigns by performing tasks such as monitoring the status of planned media events or conferences, developing proposed brochures, flyers, etc.; developing information used by higher graded specialist to brief members of the general public; developing and disseminating factual information concerning an organization's programs or projects OR Master's Degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.  Equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.
      For GS-11: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates: writing, editing, and reviewing news advisories, releases, government/professional correspondence, talking points, or questions  and answers; implementing communication plans for an organization; developing written communication material concerning a range of subjects related to the organization's programs; analyzing information program materials and making recommendations for improving the delivery of program information OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR a combination of education as described and specialized experience.

      If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
      To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate’s Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory.  This position requires a favorable credit check as part of the background investigation.
      Occasional travel is required.


      $47,923.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year

      Application Instructions:

      • The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job related competencies have been assessed are ranked by being placed in one of the following categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
      • You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

        • Public Affairs principles and practices
        • Interpersonal Skills
        • Analytical Skills
        • Written Communication
        • Oral Communication
      We will review your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.
       Veterans' Preference:  Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category, before non-preference eligibles in that category.  Preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the Best Qualified category on the referral list.  XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles within their assigned category.  For additional information on entitlement see:
      Note: If, after reviewing your resume and / or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can / will be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

      To view the application form, visit:

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      Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
      The following instructions outline our application process.
      • You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. 
      • We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday).  If you cannot apply on-line, call the number listed under Agency Contact Information prior to the closing date to request a hard copy of the complete application package. Application packages will be sent to applicant. The completed package along with any required supporting documents must be received in the HR Office by the closing date of the announcement. No extension will be granted.
      • This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
      Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.
      Step 2: Create a Resume with USAJOBS or upload a Resume into your USAJOBS account. You may want to customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. In addition, your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).
      Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
      You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Simply log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue.
      The DEU prohibits use of Government franked envelops [18 U.S.C. 1719].

      You must submit a complete Application Package, prior to 11:59, ET, on the closing date of this announcement.  The following documents must be submitted for your application package to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
      • Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience must including beginning and ending dates (mm/yy) of employment, work schedule and hours worked per week as well as title, series, and grade if applicable ; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
      • College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience and/or if you are using education to meet the criteria for the quality category. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty.
      • DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if claiming Veterans’ Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference and VA letter. Veterans who have not yet been released from active duty must provide documentation from the armed forces that certifies they will be released from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days after the date of the documented certification.
      • Other required documents may include:
        • CTAP/ICTAP Required Documentation Reduction-In-Force: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from. 
        • Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
        • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.
      NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).
      LeaVannah Davis
      Phone: 314-457-5553
      Fax: 000-000-0000
      Agency Information:
      USDA Rural Development
      Please Read Entire Announcement
      St. Louis, MO,
      Fax: 000-000-0000
      If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an email acknowledging: 1) the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful,  2) if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and  3) if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate.

      Wednesday, February 5, 2014

      Food System Coordinator - Mariposa Community Health Center (Nogales, AZ)

      Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales, Arizona is looking for a Food System Coordinator to serve as the lead project coordinator for Cosechando Bienestar (Harvesting Wellbeing) -- a local food system development initiative aimed at renewing food traditions in Santa Cruz County for better health for everyone.

      This position oversees local food system development activities pertaining to gardening capacity building, farmer’s market development and management, and associated promotion of local healthy food availability and consumption.  This position will work closely with contract partners, other community-based organizations and regional networks.

      1.       Fulfill activities outlined in grants and contracts that promote local food system development.
      2.       Work with contract partners to ensure their fulfillment of their scopes of work.
      3.       Develop and manage a Food Policy Council for Santa Cruz County.
      4.       Represent Mariposa Community Health Center as a member of networks that address local food systems.
      5.       Conduct outreach about services and activities.
      6.       Develop and deliver community education.
      7.       Provide training and TA for Garden Leaders.
      8.       Work with MCH Manager and other staff to collect information for reports, evaluation or program development (grant writing).
      9.       Prepare program reports in compliance with grants and contract requirements.
      10.   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with community organizations and the general public.
      11.   Communicate effectively with fellow MCHC Health and Wellness staff to enhance service integration.
      12.   Participate in professional development opportunities.
      13.   Other duties as assigned.

      1.       Knowledge of the aspects of food production and distribution, such as gardening, farming and marketing.
      2.       Working knowledge of public health, social work or community development.
      3.       Experience with gardening or food production.
      4.       Comfortable in a leadership role.
      5.       Comfortable with public speaking and group facilitation.
      6.       Ability to design and deliver adult education.
      7.       Ability to function well with limited supervision.
      8.       Ability to use mature judgment in decision making.
      9.       Ability to organize effectively and meet deadlines.
      10.   Ability to travel throughout the county, with occasional overnight travel.


      1.       Bachelor’s degree in heath, agriculture, social service or related field preferred.
      2.       A minimum of three years’ experience in community program administration required.
      3.       Professional level fluency in written and spoken English required.
      4.       Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish preferred.


                      1.       Prolonged sitting, some bending, walking, stooping and stretching.
      2.       Normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.
      3.       Lift up to 30 lbs.


      This job description reflects management’s expectations of the essential functions of this position.  It is not intended to be comprehensive of the duties performed and does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

      To Apply send an email with a cover letter and resume to

      Tuesday, February 4, 2014

      Staff Counsel - Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Washington, D.C.)

      Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

      Position Available

      ** Staff Counsel**

      Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national, nonprofit service

      organization for federal, state, local and tribal professionals - scientists, attorneys, land

      managers, law enforcement officers - dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values.

      PEER protects those who protect our environment.

      Staff Counsel Position Description: Provide legal counseling to public employees, pursue

      environmental violations and orchestrate reform campaigns based upon employee disclosures.

      Specific Duties:

      • Respond to employee requests for assistance;

      • Help develop legal and other strategies to remedy employee-identified problems;

      • Conduct legal and policy research on designated reform campaigns;

      • Assist the PEER Senior Counsel in executing our litigation program;

      • Provide support to PEER field representatives in addressing legal issues;

      • Manage PEER docket of Freedom of Information Act litigation;

      • Serve as media spokesperson on related legal matters; and

      • Facilitate legal intern and clinical programs.

      Qualifications: Bar membership, excellent communications skills and relevant experience.

      Starting Salary: $40,000

      Start Date: March 2014

      To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample by February 21 to: Staff Counsel

      Search, PEER, 2000 P St. NW, Suite 240, Washington, D.C. 20036 or email

      with the subject line “Staff Counsel Position”. No calls, please.

      PEER is an equal opportunity employer.

      Legislative Analyst - Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)

      Job Title:Legislative Analyst
      Department:Legislative Branch
      Agency:Library of Congress
      Job Announcement Number:140035


      $75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year


      Tuesday, February 04, 2014 to Monday, March 03, 2014




      Open - Permanent




      2 vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map


      U.S. citizens






      The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

      Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will: analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation's meaning, intent, and impact, if any on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; and consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in a digital online environment.

      CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

      CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.




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      Applies extensive specialized knowledge in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation.

      Writes official digests and other authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.). These digests/summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation.

      Consults with congressional staff and committees to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting information encountered during the process of digesting Federal legislation.


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      Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

      • Ability to analyze and interpret legislative information.**

      • Ability to conduct legislative research.**

      • Ability to communicate in writing.**

      • Knowledge of public policy areas.**

      • Ability to apply knowledge of Web technology.

      • Knowledge of the legislative process.

      • Ability to communicate orally.



      The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

      The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

      The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

      To preview questions please click here.


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      The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

      The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

      This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

      The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

      The position description number for this position is 12959.

      The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.


      The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

      Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

      Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

      Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

      This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

      Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of an applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information view the directive on the Library's Selective Placement Program and/or contact the Library's Office of Inclusiveness & Compliance at 202-707-6024 (voice or TTY) or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

      Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of Veterans' Preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library's Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D. IF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ATTACHED, VETERANS' PREFERENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.


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      Please carefully follow all instructions below to ensure you are considered for the position.

      You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed applications. To apply online, complete the following steps.

      Step 1: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the job announcement to preview the application questions that you will be required to answer.

      Step 2: Click the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account (if you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will be asked to build one). If you have not already created a resume in USAJOBS, you will be required to create one. Although you must enter your Social Security number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Congressional Research Service or the Library of Congress.

      Step 3: USAJOBS will redirect you to the Library of Congress hiring management website, where you will complete the application process. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly, and follow all instructions for uploading required documentation.

      Step 4: Click "FINISH" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your USAJOBS account. Your complete online application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

      If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact, no later than 4:30 p.m. EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.


      Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

      Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit the appropriate supporting documentation described in OTHER INFORMATION above. If this required documentation is not attached, your application will not be considered under the Selective Placement Program.

      Veterans claiming Veterans' Preference eligibility must submit the appropriate supporting documentation described in OTHER INFORMATION above. If this required documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be applied to your application.


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      Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.