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Job opening: Supervisory Seed Marketing Specialist (Regulatory)

Salary: $105 569 - 137 243 per year
City: Gastonia
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Science and Technology Program's Seed Regulatory and Testing Division (SRTD) administers the Federal Seed Act (FSA). The primary mission of SRTD is to enforce the Federal Seed Act and its regulations. The incumbent serves as Regulatory Supervisor of the Federal Seed Act program and is responsible for overseeing, directing, and coordinating the regulatory, operational, and administrative aspects of the program within SRTD.


The duties may include, but are not limited to: Works with the SRTD Director in formulating and defining policies and program objectives for the SRTD Federal Seed Act program as they relate to administering the Act, conducting investigations, and conducting outreach activities. Coordinates the overall operation for the SRTD through planning, organizing, and assigning work to provide orderly, accurate and expeditious regulatory services. Makes decisions on technical and personnel problems presented by the subordinate employees. Performs and/or oversees the performance of inspector training programs, complex investigations, and responses to novel issues facing the seed industry. Develops and implements a preventative maintenance system for sampling equipment. Provides consultation with AMS personnel, industry, federal and state officials, academia and others affected by regulatory decisions made by SRTD. Manages employee schedules, time and attendance, leave requests, and leave balances. Maintains liaison with other regulatory agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and State seed programs concerning regulatory methods, procedures, and enforcement matters Maintains liaison with other regulatory agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and State seed programs concerning regulatory methods, procedures, and enforcement matters


  • 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.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • 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/.


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-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Responding to regulatory investigations involving seed shipments Implementing or advising on policies and procedures that conform to seed shipment regulations in response to violations. Collaborates with seed inspectors, samplers, or other seed industry professionals to maintain technical qualifications. Coordinating or participating in field trials that compare or determine varietal identity. Interpreting policy, laws, and rules at the State and Federal level related to the seed trade. 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]