Marketing & Regulatory Programs Pathways Recruitment Events
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Department of Agriculture – Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:PATH-MRP-2013-0001
Marketing and Regulatory Programs representatives plan to attend the following Career Fairs and Recruitment events. We encourage all interested students and recent graduates to stop by and talk to us in person!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers different pathway opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business and many other fields. These programs, collectively the Pathways Programs, are streamlined developmental programs tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce. The programs are as follows:
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: The Internship Programs provide paid work experience to students who are in high school or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an accredited college or university (including Home-Schooling, Certificate Programs and Community Colleges). Internships can be seasonal (Summer, Fall, Spring) or year round.
RECENT GRADUATES PROGRAM: The Recent Graduates Programs provides individuals who have recently graduated from accredited educational institutions or programs with developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service. Participants must have obtained a degree, or completed a qualifying career or technical education program within the preceding 2 years. Eligible veterans who are unable to apply within the 2-year timeframe due to an active duty service obligation may apply within 2 years from their date of discharge or release from active duty, but no later than 6 years from completing their degree requirements.
PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS (PMF) PROGRAM: The PMF is a prestigious, competitive program that supports leadership development of recent graduates of master’s and professional degree programs who have completed a rigorous assessment process administered by the Office of Personnel Management. Fellows are provided a 2-year appointment at USDA may that lead to a conversion to a permanent appointment.
MARKETING & REGULATORY PROGRAMS CAREER FAIR AND RECRUITMENT EVENTS:
DISCLAIMER: Attendance at events may be restricted to alumni, students, and/or members of the University, Association or Group. Please check with the organizers before attending the event.
Date(s) of Event – Name of Event – Type of Event – Location
03/26/13-03/27/13 – Sonoma Ag Fair – Presentation
03/27/13 – New River Valley Job Fair – Career Fair
03/27/13 – OFDA Ann. Mtg – Industry Meeting – Salem, OR
03/27/13 – National Farm Conference – Participant/Booth – Fresno, CA
05/03/13 – Yolo Activities Fair – Presentation
Note: This notice will be updated as other recruitment events are added (see EPA website for further details).
- A Pathways Participant Agreement is required for all Pathways positions.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Marketing and Regulatory Programs consists of three agencies: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Here are just a few of our programs and their mission:
Determines and promotes standards of humane care and treatment of animals through inspections and educational efforts.
Biotechnology Regulatory Services
Protects agricultural and natural resources by ensuring safe development of genetically engineered organisms using a science-based regulatory framework.
Federal Grain Inspection Service
Provides farmers, handlers, processors, exporters, and international buyers with information and tools that accurately and consistently describe the quality and quantity of the grain and commodities being bought and sold.
Fruit and Vegetable Program
Provides customized solutions to enhance the value and quality of fresh produce and processed products.
Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program
Provides timely, high-quality, unbiased service that facilitates the orderly marketing and distribution of livestock, meat and poultry products, while simultaneously fostering goodwill in the global marketplace.
National Organic Program
Ensuring the integrity of USDA organic products in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Plant Protection and Quarantine
Safeguards agriculture and natural resources from risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of pests and noxious weeds.
Protects and improves the health, quality, and marketability of our nation’s animals, animal products, and veterinary biologics by preventing, controlling, and/or eliminating animal diseases, and monitoring, and promoting animal health and productivity.
Provides leadership to resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance allowing people and wildlife to peacefully coexist.
Qualifications will vary based on the position.