USDA-ARS North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory in Morris, MN seek entry level, permanent (GS-12/13) Research Agronomist (Agroecology) to elucidate the complex interactions of climate, soils, plants, and land management that influence the externalities of agroecosystems, such as weed suppression, nutrient capture, nutrient use efficiency, soil carbon capture, pollinator provisioning, and other ecosystems services in traditional and novel agricultural systems.
Degree: agronomy; or related discipline of science that included at least 30 semester hours of course work in the basic plant sciences, including at least 15 semester hours in agronomic subjects, such as those dealing with plant breeding, crop production, and soil and crop management.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
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 E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Successful completion of a three year probationary period.
A valid motor vehicle license is required to travel to field and work sites.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: GS 12 - 13; $77,488 to $119,787 per year
Promotion potential GS-15
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Internal Number: 601122800
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.