The National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) for Tree Fruits, Nut Crops, and Grapes, in Davis, California, CA is seeking a Supervisory Research Horticulturist / Geneticist (Plants) / Plant Pathologist. As a Supervisory Research Leader (RL), the selectee will lead a team that is responsible for optimizing the repository's collection of diverse tree fruit and nut crops using various scientific methods. Performs evaluation/characterization of fruit and nut crop accessions. Determines optimal clonal propagation and seed regeneration, active germplasm back-up for preservation, and effective genetic resource maintenance. Responsible for maintaining and enhancing creativity and productivity of the repository genebanks. Serves as unit fund holder and provides internal and external technical information and consultation. Conceives, plans, and directs the research or is actively involved with the planning along with others. Hires personnel and manages human, fiscal, and physical resources. Exercises line authority over the Unit’s scientists and support personnel. Ensures the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results and information. For more information on NCGR, please visit https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/davis-ca/natl-clonal-germplasm-rep-tree-fruit-nut-crops-grapes/. For more information on the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOclGNELuw.
For details and directions on how to apply and for qualification requirements, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607105100. This vacancy is open from July 9, 2021 to August 9, 2021. U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position.
**USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider **
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
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 E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Successful completion of a three year probationary period.
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.