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Job opening: Agricultural Marketing Specialist (General)

Salary: $132 368 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Agricultural Marketing Specialist plays a critical role in advising Agency, Mission Area, and Departmental officials on key issues and decision-making processes on a variety of complex, important, and sometimes controversial activities concerning the administration of USDA grants, policies, and relevant programs. Responsibility includes carrying out broad functions and activities assigned to the design, implementation, and administration of the Farm Labor Stabilization Pilot Program.


The duties may include, but are not limited to: Advises key Agency, Mission Area, and Department officials, managers and staffs on the design and implementation of policies and programs. Recommends long-range program plans and establishes and tracks milestones to accomplish the goals and objectives of initiatives related to the Farm Labor Stabilization Pilot Program. Carries out a wide variety of significant, complex, and sensitive agricultural labor policy activities. Ensures proper and timely attention is devoted to high level, high priority, urgent, and/or controversial issues concerning agricultural labor markets. Drafts and finalizes the funding documentation, in compliance with 2 CFR 200, incorporating strategic elements, and employer incentives and requirements. Develops and maintains relationships with subject matter experts, stakeholders, and potential collaborators to help serve the program and its long-term impact. Coordinates with AMS and other USDA offices on grants communication and outreach, program.


  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Individuals who were born male 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations concerning conflict of interest, the incumbent will be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • Work is performed in an office setting. However, much of the work is conducted in demanding, urgent, and high-profile circumstances requiring the incumbent to exercise tact and discipline. Travel may be required.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Experience analyzing domestic and foreign agricultural labor markets. Experience designing and developing agricultural programs using agricultural methodology, concepts, principles, and practices. Project management skills, including drafting, reviewing, or approving technical project plans, and communication plans. Collaborating in drafting grants and cooperative agreement documents such as Statements of Work (SOW) and Technical Requirement Documents. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. 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 Marketing Service USDA APHIS MRPBS 250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 410 Minneapolis, MN 55401 US
  • Name: MRP Human Resources
  • Phone: 612-336-3227
  • Email: [email protected]


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