This position is with the U. S. Department of Agriculture marketed by the Department of Veterans Affairs under the FEDS for VETS program.
If you meet one of the following special hiring authorities you may be considered. However, you must also meet the basic qualifications for the position.
Veteran Recruitment Appointment (VRA) – This authority allows consideration of any Veteran who is service-connected disabled OR separated within the last three (3) years *OR in receipt of a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal OR in receipt of the Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation AND separated under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge). *Service members who are currently on Active Duty and expect to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days are eligible for consideration. *VRA authority only applies up to the GS-11 level.
30 Percent or More Disabled Veteran – This authority allows consideration of any Veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability.
BACKGROUND: The position is located in the Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program. The Branch carries out a variety of programs relating to the development and administration of marketing agreement and order programs and import quality regulations of fresh, dried, and processed fruits, vegetables and specialty crops under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA). The Northwest Marketing Field Office (NWMFO) has primary responsibility for the oversight of marketing agreement and order programs and the corresponding import regulations assigned to the office. The NWMFO works with numerous agricultural commodity industries, principally in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado, in administering and developing marketing agreement and order programs, and other programs for assigned commodities under the jurisdiction of the Fruit and Vegetable Programs. The NWMFO accomplishes this through a variety of activities, including: consulting with industry members and representatives, attending industry meetings, providing guidance on program authorities, handling informal rulemaking activities, supporting program compliance and investigations, reviewing marketing communications, and overseeing committee financial activities.
• 2 – 4 days per month
• You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
• You must have direct deposit
• Relocation expenses will not be paid
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
PLEASE VISIT: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspxFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Gary Olson, Regional Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, USDA