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You will serve as Chief of Staff and playing a vital and critical role in advising the Deputy Administrator and other top Agency officials on key management and program issues and decision-making processes primarily as they relate to all aspects of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Fair Trade Practices Program (FTPP).


  • The duties described are for the full-performance level.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Reviews and evaluates a broad range of program management issues and concerns.
  • Serves as a conduit for communication and tracks progress and ensures proper and timely attention is devoted to high level, high priority, urgent, and/or controversial issues.
  • Coordinates multiple-program efforts, insuring appropriate representation and transmission of FTPP plans and policies.
  • Serves as FTPP's primary point of contact with USDA's Office of Congressional Relations regarding legislative issues and congressional correspondence and requests for information.
  • Creates and manages a communications plan for the Program and works closely with USDA's Office of Communications to implement.
  • Oversees the administrative support staff of the Program Office of the Deputy Administrator.
  • Monitors the status of projects and actions of interest to the Deputy Administrator and provides periodic status reports in various forms.
  • Insures the preparation of a broad range of information resource documents critical to policy and decision-making processes at the Program level and beyond.