Job opening: Program Specialist
Salary: $76 106 - 118 586 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The USDA established the Regional Climate Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate change (Climate Hub) to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers and forest land managers. This position will program support to the Pacific West Director of the Climate Hub in Davis, CA
Duties listed represent the full performance level of the position.
The incumbent works with the Regional Climate Hub Director in planning the activities of the Regional Climate Hub.
Supporting partner development; analysis and communication of Climate Hub activities; and transfer of tools and technologies to end-users.
Provides a liaison with government, university, landowners, agribusiness, producers and general public to effectively transfer information on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and forestry.
Participates in the development of deliverables on an annual basis as well as a five-year project plan.
- You must be a US Citizen or US National
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
- Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
- Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled and which provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
GS-11 Grade Level:
Experience: The qualification requirements for this position at the GS-11 grade level includes one-year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level, or its non-Federal equivalent experience in applied climate science applications for natural and working lands (i.e., forests and/or agriculture) including developing and maintaining information, resources and associated products. Such experience would include developing and maintaining websites; synthesizing climate information based on peer reviewed products into a variety of forms (e.g., reports, web pages, publications, popular articles); developing and delivering trainings and workshops to increase climate literacy and climate science applications for participants.
Education: 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Example(s) of qualifying academic disciplines include, climate science, earth science, physical geography, agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, ecology, biology, environmental science, agricultural extension, natural resources, and sociology.
A qualifying combination of graduate education and experience as described above.
GS-12 Grade Level:
Experience: The qualification requirements for this position at the GS-12 grade level includes one-year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, or its non-Federal equivalent, experience independently developing and analyzing applied climate science for natural and working lands (forests and/or agriculture). Have independently determined the effectiveness of curated climate information and services provided to USDA agency staff, similar non-government stakeholders and/or the public. Have independently synthesized or curated climate data, forest ecosystem impacts, applications of applied science information into a variety of forms (e.g., reports, web pages, publications, popular articles). And have independently or in a leadership capacity developed and presented briefing materials and updates on program function and efficacy for leadership. Represented the program, gave briefings, or synthetic accomplishment reports to state or multistate audiences.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This position does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Agricultural Research Service
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710
- Name: Melissa Smith
- Phone: 510-559-6312
- Email: [email protected]