Supervisory Research Agricultural Engineer/Horticulturist/Plant Pathologist
USDA Agricultural Research Service
September 26, 2018
$103,106 to $157,663
Full Time - Experienced
The USDA, ARS, Midwest Area is seeking a Supervisory Research Agricultural Engineer/Horticulturist/Plant Pathologist to serve as Research Leader of the Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) located in Wooster, Ohio at the Ohio State University (OSU), Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OSU/OARDC), with a worksite at the University of Toledo (UT), Toledo, Ohio. The goals of the Unit are to improve the nutritional status of floral and nursery crops, enhance water management while assuring a safe environment and food supply, and reduce pesticide use by developing methods and systems to more effectively apply disease and pest control and bioregulating compounds to floral and nursery crops. The incumbent leads, directs, and conducts personal and team research to enhance floral and nursery crop production and protection while safeguarding environmental quality and food and worker safety. Supervisory duties include providing leadership and line authority over ATRU resources, and working with internal and external cooperators and stakeholders. U.S. Citizenship is required. This announcement will open 10/1/2018 and will close on 10/30/2018.
Contacts: Application procedure: Heather Lee Heather.Lee@ars.usda.gov 301-504-1410 Scientific information: Dr. JL Willett JL.Willett@ars.usda.gov 309-681-6602
To view additional details about this position and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number ARS-D18E-0148. Please note that the announcement number will not be accessible until 10/1/2018.
Additional Salary Information: This is a GS-14/15 position
About USDA Agricultural Research Service
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:
•690 research projects within 15 National Programs
•2,000 scientists and post docs
•6,000 other employees
•90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories
•$1.2 billion fiscal year budget
ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:
•Ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products;
•Assess the nutritional needs of Americans;
•Sustain a competitive agricultural economy;
•Enhance the natural resource base and the environment;
•Provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole; and
•Provide the infrastructure necessary to create and maintain a diversified workplace.
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