The incumbent is a member of the Senior Science and Technology Service (SSTS) and serves as Center Director of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, NE. There are currently four Research Units with 117 FTE and 47 scientists at the location with a budget of $22.8 million federal base funds. The main facility consists of laboratories and offices, state of the art animal handling facilities including a feed mill and feed lot, maintenance buildings, and over 30,000 acres of land. The Mission of USMARC is to develop scientific information and new technology to solve high priority problems for the U.S. beef, sheep and swine industries and users.
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Conditions of Employment US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Public Financial Disclosure Required (SF-278) A 1-year probationary period is required. Veteran's preference is applicable. Initial appointments are required to serve a 1-year probationary period Background Investigation and/or security investigation required. Requires incumbent to obtain/maintain a top secret security clearance
Qualifications You must:
- Have conducted outstanding research in the fields of animal science, as determined by a Qualifications Assessment Board;
- Have earned a doctoral level degree at an institution of higher education [as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)];
- Have national or international recognition authority and leadership in an area of widespread scientific interest and investigation; and
- Meet the qualification standards prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management for appointment to a position at the GS-15 level of the General Schedule.
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