Sunday, 13 September 2015

Program Support Assistant (OA)

Job Announcement Number:
Location Name:
West Lafayette, Indiana
Department Of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Occupation Code:
Pay Plan:
Appointment Duration:
Recent Graduates
Opening Date:
Monday, September 14, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, September 18, 2015
Job Status:
$31,944.00 to $41,530.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 05
Who May Apply:
Recent graduates from a qualifying educational institution having completed an academic program within the preceding two years. Note: Veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from meeting this requirement will have up to six years to apply.
Job Summary:
The position is located in the USDA/ARS Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit. The Unit conducts research to minimize crop losses due to insects and pathogens and improve soybean quality. Specific projects are directed toward discovering the genetic, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms that confer insect resistance in cereals, disease resistance in grain crops and soybeans, and influence the chemical composition of soybean seeds. The information is applied to devise innovative strategies for insect and disease control and develop germplasm with improved quality traits, pest resistance, and agronomic characteristics. The Program Support Assistant will perform a range of clerical and administrative assignments for the Unit by applying knowledge of general office management policies, practices and procedures .
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