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[Maize] National Program Leader Positions Open

Kay Simmons Kay.Simmons at NPS.ARS.USDA.GOV
Wed Oct 12 22:26:05 EST 2005

National Program Leader Positions Open

Applications are now being taken to fill four National Program Leader 
positions in Crop Production and Protection, National Program Staff, 
USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD.  These are important leadership positions 
for your projects and our national programs.  The vacancies are 
listed below and the Science ad is attached.  Closing date is: 
November 14, 2005.

National Program Leader for Bioinformatics
Announcement Number: #ARS-X5E-0349

National Program Leader for Horticulture
(2 positions):
Horticulture and Sugar Crops
Horticulture, Pathogens and Germplasm
Announcement Number: #ARS-X5E-0350

National Program Leader for Field and Horticultural Crops Entomology
Announcement Number:  ARS-X5E-0351

The complete vacancy announcements can be obtained by searching for 
the relevant vacancy announcement at: 
In the section for "Washington, D.C. commuting area, but open to all 
U.S. citizens".

Please give some thought to whom you would like to have as National 
Program Leaders, providing guidance for you and your ARS colleagues 
in the future.   Share the vacancy announcements with potential 
candidates.  We welcome your interest in these positions and your 
suggestions for potential candidates.  We encourage you or any 
interested candidate to contact Dr. Judith St. John, Deputy 
Administrator, or any of the National Program Leaders in Crop 
Production and Protection to obtain further information about the 
national programs and responsibilities of national program leaders.

Science ad text:

National Program Leaders
Horticulture, Crops Entomology, and Bioinformatics
(Biological Scientist, GS-0401-14/15)

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Programs, Crop 
Production and Protection in Beltsville, MD is seeking four National 
Program Leaders for: (1) Horticulture (two vacancies); (2) Field and 
Horticultural Crops Entomology; and (3) Bioinformatics.  These 
senior-level positions direct research policies and programs for 
USDA's chief in-house science agency.  The National Program Leaders 
manage, plan, lead, coordinate and implement comprehensive research 
program conducted at sites nationwide.

Candidates need an extensive scientific background and must have 
advanced research experience in one or more of the specialty areas. 
Recruitment is at the GS-14/15 levels.  Salary commensurate with 
experience (GS-14, $88K - $114K; GS-15, $103K -$135K per year plus 
benefits).  Pre-employment check and a full background investigation 
may be required.  These are permanent, full-time positions.

Candidates must be U.S. Citizens. Application must address specific 
education and experience requirements.  To request copy of vacancy 
announcement, call (301) 504-1482 or go to http://www.usajobs.opm.gov 
and search for #ARS-X5E-0350 (Horticulture); #ARS-X5E-0351 (Crops 
Entomology); and #ARS-X5E-0349 (Bioinformatics).  Announcements open 
on 9/19/05. Applications must be postmarked by 11/14/05.  USDA/ARS is 
an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Kay Walker Simmons

National Program Leader, Grain Crops
National Program Staff, USDA Agricultural Research Service
George Washington Carver Building, 5601 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4-2210
Beltsville, MD  20705-5139
office phone:  301-504-5560
fax:  301-504-6191
email:  kws at ars.usda.gov

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