Agricultural Commodity Grader (Grain) Assistant Field Office Manager


Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture

Kansas City, MO - Jun 17, 2022 via USAJobs

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The incumbent serves as the Field Office Manager (FOM) in the Domestic Inspection Operations Office (DIOO), in Kansas City, Missouri.

The field office carries out for an assigned circuit (1) the supervision of original inspection and weighing of grain, under the United States Grains Standards Act (USGSA) and (2) the original and supervision of permissive inspection of agricultural commodities, under the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Knowledge of the official U.S.

grade standards Act, inspection and weighing procedures for grains and other graded and processed commodities.

Knowledge of the specific elements of product processing, transportation, storage, or conditions that affect the grain and/or grain products' grade, acceptability, and quality.

Applying the procedures, techniques, and methods required to determine the grains and commodities acceptability or grade, and skill in performing various types of inspections.

Making decisions on difficult and controversial sampling, grading, weighing, criteria, and certification problems.

Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.

FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Ensure appropriate official U.S.

grade standards and inspection procedures for grains and other graded and processed commodities are being applied by official personnel.

Knowledge of the specific elements of product processing, transportation, storage, or conditions that affect the grain and/or grain products' grade, acceptability, and quality.

Ensure the procedures, techniques, and methods required to determine the grains and commodities acceptability or grade, and skill in performing various types of inspections are being applied correctly by official personnel.

Ensure all grading procedures are standard and uniform throughout the area of responsibility.

Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.



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