The USDA Agricultural Research Service Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit (SWCRU) in Pendleton, Oregon invites applications for a Supervisory Agronomist or Agricultural Economist to serve as the location’s Research Leader (GS 14 or 15). The incumbent will lead an interdisciplinary team of scientists developing and evaluating ways to improve crop production and soil and water conservation in the Columbia Plateau and related land resource areas. Research will be performed in National Program 216 Sustainable Agricultural Systems with emphasis on 1) Building agroecosystems for intensive, resilient production via G x E x M; 2) Increasing efficiencies for agroecosystem sustainability; 3) Achieving agroecosystem potential. The incumbent is responsible for independently identifying and conducting basic and applied research and leading the unit’s future vision for practices that improve economic and environmental viability of wheat production systems. Duties of the Research Leader include: maintaining and enhancing the creativity and productivity of the SWCRU; hiring personnel and managing the human, fiscal and physical resources assigned to SWCRU; providing technical consultation, both internal and external to ARS; interacting with stakeholders; and ensuring proper interpretation and reporting of scientific results and information. For more details and to apply, please visit USAJOBS.gov Announcement Number ARS-D21Y-10943593-EL. Open period is 10/27/20 to 11/27/20.
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