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.
The individuals will be assigned to the Scientific Exchanges Branch and will be responsible for developing and managing training programs in the U.S. for international public and private sector agriculturalists in areas related to agricultural research, agricultural trade, marketing, policy and technology transfer among others. Primary responsibilities include planning, developing, arranging, coordinating and evaluating training programs in agricultural disciplines for international participants. Other tasks may be assigned as appropriate by the Branch Chief.
The volume of work limits the ability of the incumbent to delegate administrative duties to lower-graded positions. Thus, there is a significant administrative workload integral to the position, including but not limited to the following activities: reviewing applications and preparing biographies of candidates, writing scopes of work for training providers, providing participant orientations, ensuring that expenditures are properly obligated and that budgets are reconciled in a timely manner, managing a variety of obligating documents (procurement requests, cooperative agreements, fund cite cables, maintenance checks, etc.), preparing weekly program highlights, contributing to briefing papers and maintaining regular contact with training providers.
A College Degree is required for this position.
For more information and to apply, see the original posting at http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/373516-133/c