Status: Full-time position
Location: Raleigh, NC
Salary: $70,906.00 to $92,177.00
Deadline Date: 2/03/13
Job Summary: The position is that of non-supervisory Officer in Charge of the Livestock and Grain Market News office. The purpose of the program administered by the office is to furnish producers, buyers, and other interested members of the livestock, meat, and grain industries as well as the consuming public with a wide range of timely, accurate, and impartial information supply, demand, movement, distribution, prices, and other related factors on which market decisions can be based, thereby, facilitating the orderly production, distribution, and consumption of livestock, meat, and grain and their related products.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
Qualifications: To qualify, you MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants can qualify by meeting the experience requirements specified below.
Specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors.
Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to experience providing data for use in planning, and administering other Federal and State programs related to the agricultural economy. Experience collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data in order to provide factual, unbiased, and timely information on supply, demand, price, movement, and trade conditions pertaining to agricultural commodities. Experience using information technology to compile, track, analyze, and report agricultural commodity data and news. Experience organizing, prioritizing work, meeting deadlines, and adapting to changing work locations and environments. Experience in oral and written communications.
There is no substitution for the GS-12 grade level.
Duties: The duties may include, but are not limited to plans, directs, and coordinates the technical and administrative operations of all phases of the Market News Service rendered by the office. Is immediately responsible for directing and performing the collection of information relative to general and specific market conditions as reflected in supply, demand, price, quality, condition, and movement of livestock, meat, and grain according to such factors as kinds, class, grade, and weight designations. With the final responsibility for accuracy and adequacy of all materials originating in the field office, directs and reviews the preparation and dissemination of market reports. On the basis of information secured daily, determines and maintains statistical price series on livestock and/or grain and meat by kinds, class, grade, and weight ranges by which averages are computed. You are immediately responsible for all the duties of the office under general direction of the Division Director and Area Supervisor, which may include providing direction and oversight of work assignments for State reporters and staff in accordance with the Federal-State Cooperative Agreement.
Special Conditions Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service. DD214 (Member 4 copy) or other veterans' documents required to receive veterans' preference. As a condition of employment, a background investigation may be required for this position. Selectee will be required to sign a statement at the time of appointment indicating willingness to accept a reassignment to other geographical locations throughout the United States. Travels to markets to review reporting procedures to assure national uniformity is maintained. Subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period. In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations concerning conflict of interest, the incumbent of this position will be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.
If you wish to be considered for this position you will need to apply on-line. You can access this vacancy announcement through USAJOBS at http://www.usajobs.gov. Please read the announcement carefully for information on how to apply to this vacancy.
Livestock and Grain Market Reporter
Raleigh, NC, US