Program Specialist

USDA-Food and Nutrition Service

About the organization

The mission of the Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

FNCS provides excellent opportunities for specialized training through its own facilities and outside resources. Career guidance and on- and off-the-job training programs are tailored to an individual employee's needs. If you want to apply your knowledge and skills to food program activities that seek to strengthen America, there is a challenging and rewarding career waiting for you with FNCS!

Duties

• Analyze and provide technical assistance and consultation on all aspects of assigned program operations.
• Plan, direct, and participate in formal management evaluation reviews of State and local agency program operations.
• Lead negotiation of acceptable and appropriate corrective action to address the findings and recommendations and independently performs follow-up of review reports to bring findings to closure within agreed upon time frames.
• Develop written reports of findings and recommendations.
• Make presentations at state, regional, and national meetings and represent the Regional Office in meetings with State and Tribal agency officials.

Qualifications

GS-09: One year of Specialized Experience which is defined as: researching and analyzing information such as laws and regulations that govern Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs or other public assistance programs in order to ensure compliance with program requirements.
OR
EDUCATION: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or JD in a related field.

GS-11: One year of Specialized Experience which is defined as: assisting in providing oversight and technical assistance to a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or other public assistance program and researching and analyzing regulations and policies to ensure compliance with program requirements.
OR
EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M in a related field.
Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

GS-12: One year of Specialized Experience which is defined as: providing oversight and technical assistance to a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program or other public assistance program and interpreting regulations and policies to ensure compliance with program requirements and provide recommendations for program improvement.

Salary

$57,025-$82,696

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit your complete application to the contact email provided.

Your complete applications MUST include:

1. Résumé
2. Peace Corps service/certification of noncompetitive status letter.
3. Transcript (not required but suggested as it may help you to qualify at a higher grade).
4. Email from you including one of the following statements:

I closed my Peace Corps service on (mm/dd/yyyy). Since that date was less than one year ago, I have noncompetitive eligibility.

OR

I closed my Peace Corps service on (mm/dd/yyyy). However, I am/was enrolled in a full-time graduate program at [university name] from mm/dd/yyyy until (mm/dd/yyyy). I therefore have X months of noncompetitive eligibility left.

OR

I closed my Peace Corps service on (mm/dd/yyyy). However, I am/was a member of the U.S. military from (mm/dd/yyyy) until (mm/dd/yyyy). I therefore have X months of noncompetitive eligibility left.

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