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NIFA seeks candidates for Assistant Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was recently reorganized to a structure with four Institutes.   Each of the Institutes is co-led by an Assistant Director and a Principal Scientist.  The Assistant Director provides leadership for the administration of programs that comprise the Institute.  The Principal Scientist provides the scientific leadership to programs assigned to the Institute.  More information about NIFA can be found at

NIFA is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (NIFA:SES:10-14).  This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position.  The salary ranges from $119,554 to $179,700, commensurate with experience.

A copy of the job announcement is available on the Office of Personnel Management web page at  As specified in the job announcement, applicants must meet mandatory qualifications and address specific executive core and technical qualifications.  Veterans preference applies.

All applications must be received by February 14, 2011.  For information about the application process, contact Deborah Crump (301-504-1448).  To learn more about NIFA, contact Betty Lou Gilliland (202-720-5506).