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Nutrition Advisor, USAID (USDA/FAS "Schedule B" position based in USAID)

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17 Apr 2015, 14:57 Job Title:Nutritionist Job Announcement Number:FASB-15-0140 SALARY RANGE: $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, April 16, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0630-14 POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Term PROMOTION POTENTIAL:14 DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret SUPERVISORY STATUS: No JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency This is an excepted service, time-limited, term appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of renewals. Excepted service positions do not afford competitive status. The Nutritionist will provide technical oversight, policy guidance and state-of-the-art technical leadership in maternal child health, nutrition and HIV food aid related issues to USAID headquarters and its Missions, host countries, and public/private counterparts. The Nutrition Advisor will work with international and regional organizations and USAID field missions, and coordinate with technical officers from the Bureau for food Security (BFS), Bureau for Global Health, Population and Nutrition (GH) and Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) to develop programs, policies and strategies to support the development and implementation of the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative and Feed the Future, in Food for Peace countries/programs. The three key objectives of these efforts are: (1) Promote inclusive agricultural growth, (2) Reduce under nutrition; and (3) increasing the resilience of vulnerable populations; impact of Humanitarian assistance. The Nutritionist will focus on the latter two objectives as well as on the integration of the recently launched USAID Nutrition Strategy into both humanitarian and development assistance. TRAVEL REQUIRED Occasional Travel Domestic and overseas travel required RELOCATION AUTHORIZED No KEY REQUIREMENTS US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. DUTIES: Back to top Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position: Provides intellectual leadership and promotes collaborative work in nutrition issues in countries/regions where Food For Peace (FFP) maintains programs, or is considering programs, by keeping abreast of current research and data and identifying and promoting best practices that contribute significantly to nutrition and food security across various offices of USAID, including health, agriculture, economic growth, and humanitarian assistance. Advocates, educates, and promotes the linkages between agriculture, nutrition, and health in Food for Peace programming to increase the nutritional and health impacts of agricultural interventions. Provides technical guidance and support, both virtually and through field visits, to USAID field missions in designing, planning and implementing nutrition considerations into agriculture and food security investments. Collaborates with implementing partners to support integrated multi-sectoral approaches to addressing nutrition issues in development programs and to improving nutritional interventions emergency programs. Liaisons with nutrition experts in cooperating agencies, private voluntary organizations and regional organizations to ensure real-time learning and sharing of best practice. At both a country-specific and continental level, partners with representatives of relevant food security and agricultural organizations, such as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program’s (CAADP) representatives to better integrate nutrition considerations into comprehensive agricultural strategies and appropriate investment plans. Promotes and supports nutrition capacity building efforts among USAID staff in Washington and the field as well as among implementing partners, including mentoring and training on field visits, the provision of regular nutrition updates, and identification of agency and external training opportunities. Drafts Scopes of Work, reviews proposals, provides analytical input, and backstops team members on Initiative activities as required. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level. FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: In order to qualify for this position applicants must possess one year or more of specialized experience that was equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service. Specialized experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors and is typically gained in the same field as the position being filled or another very closely related field. In order to qualify for this position, applicants must show evidence in their resumes of possession of at least one year of the following specialized experience: Experience planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing the work activities of self and others involved with programs to improve the nutrition of vulnerable populations; and Experience providing advice and training to others on the current principles, practices, and procedures of nutrition and public health; and Experience participating in the management and implementation of a nutrition or emergency food program. Failure to provide evidence of this specialized experience in your resume will result in an ineligible rating. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. Special Conditions: As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position. Position may be eligible for telework. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Overseas travel will be required to underdeveloped areas. Some physical hardship may be encountered, such as poor road conditions, unstable political settings, climate extremes, exposure to diseases prevalent in unhealthy environments, and significantly different cultural environments. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: This is a Schedule B Direct-Hire Authority position in the excepted service. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate of eligible applicants is issued to the selecting official, applicant's resumes will be reviewed to ensure that they meet all of the minimum qualification requirements. A numeric rating will not be used. To view the application form, visit: BENEFITS: Back to top This position affords the Federal government’s comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: OTHER INFORMATION: More than one selection may be made if another vacancy occurs within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form 1-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. HOW TO APPLY: Back to top Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this. Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application. Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement). Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue. NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required for your application to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. •A Resume that includes the following information required: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications. •DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) required if claiming Veterans’ Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit a VA Letter and an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days. NOTE: Although submission of college transcripts is not required for this position applicants may submit copies of them if they wish. NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Scott F. Harvey Sr. Phone: 612-336-3463 Fax: 000-000-0000 Email: Agency Information: USDA APHIS MRPBS 100 N. 6th Street, Butler Sq Bldg, Suite 510C Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States Fax: 000-000-0000 WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an email acknowledging: 1) the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, 2) if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and 3) if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate.

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