Supervisory Agricultural Marketing Specialist (Regulatory)(Regional Director)

Department Of Agriculture Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 3 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

In this position, you would be assigned a multi-state geographical area responsible for providing guidance to the poultry, pork, or beef and lamb industries. The regional office is responsible for carrying out assigned functions and activities in the enforcement of the provisions of the the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 and regulations issued under its authority for their respective local markets and assigned region.

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  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervises enforcement and provides subject matter guidance, concerning jurisdictional, competition, financial and trade practice provisions of the Act.

  • Manages regional office resources in the delivery of all PSD activities and functions relating to the assigned livestock, meat, or poultry industries.

  • Supports and participates with the PSD senior management team in formulating and reviewing policies, procedures, and plans.

  • Interprets the basis for and application of existing policies and regulations to producers, farm groups, and persons and firms in the regulated industries.

  • Directs the staff assigned to the office and cooperates with state and other federal officials when appropriate.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1146 Agricultural Marketing

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.

  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

  • In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations concerning conflict of interest, the incumbent will be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.


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.

FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:

  • Preparing complex written reports, correspondence, presentations, briefing papers, technical documents and other communications that present facts and recommendations in a clear, concise and logical manner.

  • Performing leadership functions such as planning work assignments, reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness, providing feedback, taking responsibility for team members, preparing briefings and supporting documentation, and evaluating effectiveness of completed projects.

  • Providing technical advice on complex programs to industry leaders and colleagues at all levels so that problems can be resolved.

  • Knowledge of the livestock, meat, and poultry industries to devise effective regulatory programs and policies to achieve compliance.

  • Decision making experience that may include financial or industry data analysis to determine appropriate action to resolve issues.

  • Ability to maximize collaboration, communication and productivity among multiple field offices and headquarters in investigating, analyzing and taking action to enforce compliance with provisions of laws and regulations designed to regulate business services and to maintain fair and competitive practices in the marketing of agricultural commodities or products.

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.


This position does not have an education qualification requirement

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Supervisory Agricultural Marketing Specialist (Regulatory)(Regional Director)

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