The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), located in Kansas City, Missouri, has multiple vacancies for Data Analysts (Biological Science Specialists; GS 13). These vacancies are available in the:
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment
Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition
Institute of Youth, Family, and Community
Data Analysts usually have a MS degree (some have a PhD) and they provide critical support for the planning, development, coordination, and delivery of programmatic, accountability, and financial information from NIFA information systems. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Plans and organizes the retrieval and delivery of programmatic, accountability, and financial information from NIFA information systems in consultation and coordination with NIFA's science staff and business staff.
Conducts analyses to document science program and portfolio impacts using historical reporting data.
Prepares summary reports to inform stakeholders.
Responds to requests for information from Congress, members of the executive branch, NIFA Budget Office, or the media.
Prepares clear and effective reports that summarize agency contributions toward the achievement of USDA's strategic goals and priorities.
Prepares science program impact examples for the agency's congressional budget justification and science program impact articles for use on the agency website and for social media.
Manages the indexing, review, and reporting on agency crosscutting information in consultation and coordination with the Deputy Director and the NIFA Budget Office.
Directs and coordinates the design, preparation, and dissemination of special programmatic, accountability, and financial information to serve the needs of USDA and the States.
Serves as an expert advisor on new, innovative, or alternative technologies, methods, and approaches for access, transfer, display, and utilization of programmatic, accountability, and financial information in agency information systems.
Applications will be accepted until June 10, 2021. The GS-13 salary for Kansas City is $93,081 to $121,006 per year. Positions are open to:
U.S. citizens or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee (CTAP/ICTAP/RPL)
About USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. We invest in and support initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.