National Program Leader for Plant Health

Employer
USDA, Agricultural Research Service.
Location
Beltsville, Maryland
Salary
GS-15 ($131,767 - $161,900 per annum)
Posted
October 05 2017
Ref
ARS-S17N-0062
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.
Job Type
Other

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Office of National Programs, Crop Production and Protection in Beltsville, MD, is seeking a permanent, full-time, National Program Leader with a background in plant pathology and related sciences such as microbiology, genomics, molecular biology, plant physiology, crop science, and horticulture. The National Program Leader position provides national leadership and coordination of agricultural research programs relating to diseases of agronomic and horticultural crops.  The National Program Leader interfaces with other government agencies on a variety of biosecurity issues involving plant pathogens, including Select Agents and other plant pathogens of high consequence.  Key characteristics of a successful National Program Leader include having excellent scientific credentials from a personal research program, having a broad vision for research, being a team player as both leader and member, and having excellent people and communication skills.

For program information contact Dr. Maureen Whalen on 301-504-6252, email Maureen.whalen@ars.usda.gov .  Program information may also be obtained at:  http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs .

Recruitment is at the GS-15 level ($131,767 - $161,900 per annum).  To obtain specific qualification requirements and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.usajobs.gov and search for ARS-S17N-0062. 

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.