The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Water Management and Conservation Research Unit in Maricopa, Arizona seeks a Research Agronomist, GS-12/13 ($79,480.00 to $122,868.00 / per year plus benefits). The mission of the Water Management and Conservation Research Unit is to develop sustainable water and soil management practices, new germplasm for agricultural and urban landscapes, that increase water use efficiency, agricultural productivity, and ecosystem services in arid environments. Incumbent conducts team research that develops and tests practices and technologies to support improved turf management, turf quality, and related ecosystem services for urban greenspaces in arid environments. Research focuses on irrigation management, including evapotranspiration (ET) estimation and how it is affected by water and heat stress, but responsibilities also include cultivar evaluation, nutrient and soil management, soil health, and water quality, including use of reclaimed wastewater. Incumbent may utilize remote sensing, soil water sensors, and soil water balance approaches to develop efficient irrigation and fertigation recommendations for sustainable turf management. Cooperates with federal, state, and industrial scientists. See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577233300
for details and directions on how to apply. This vacancy is open for application on August 28, 2020 and will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of October 8, 2020. U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability or age.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.