The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.
This position serves as a specialist for FAS, providing technical support in one or more of FAS’s areas: coordinate and implement agricultural trade capacity building programs and scientific exchanges; provide science-based training and technical assistance to policy makers and members of the private sector from foreign countries; and/or negotiate and coordinate agreements between USDA agencies and academic institutions and foreign equivalents.
Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.
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