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Job Opening - Integrated Farming Systems


The Agricultural Research Service, USDA, University Park, Pennsylvania, has
an opening for a permanent full-time Research Scientist to conduct research
on integrated farming systems where livestock production and grazing are
major activities.  The scientist is expected to develop and apply concepts
and methodology to better assess, design, and manage northeastern U.S.
farming systems for purposes of improving their productivity,
sustainability, profitability, and environmental impacts.  The major focus
is to develop, field test, and transfer decision support systems and related
technologies for use by producers or producer advisors to help them better
plan and manage the grazing-based animal production systems of the
northeastern U.S.  The scientist will work closely with the ARS research
team at University Park.  Candidate must be a U.S. citizen; have a degree in
agronomy, animal science, or agricultural engineering with sufficient
specialized course work to directly support this assignment; have knowledge
of systems analysis, systems modeling, or computer-based decision support
technology; and have the ability to plan, conduct, and publish research
results.  Salary commensurate with experience $37,507 to $58,442 per year
(GS-11/12).  For copy of the application package, call 814-863-0939 or FAX
814-863-0935.  For information on the research project, ask for Dr. Harry
Pionke, Research Leader.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications in response to this advertisement must be marked (ARS-D7N-0131)
and postmarked by August 8, 1997.  USDA-ARS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER