Research Agricultural Engineer

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
GS-12/13/14
Job Institution: 
USDA-ARS
Job Description: 

The U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC), Environmentally Integrated Dairy Management Research Unit (EIDMRU) in Marshfield, WI is seeking a permanent, full-time Research Agricultural Engineer to plan and conduct research to develop new or refined approaches for reducing the environmental footprint from dairy production systems, particularly as it relates to manure/nutrient management.

The incumbent is a key team member on a multidisciplinary research project and will utilize skills and knowledge of agricultural engineering to enhance the quantity, quality, value, and sustainability of dairy production systems through improvements that address practical and systematic problems associated with collection, processing, storage, land distribution, and alternative uses for dairy manure.  Of particular interest is the assessment of power, energy, and mechanical requirements for manure processing/distribution, and to improve monitoring of runoff on plot, field, and watershed scales through improved instrumentation. The incumbent will assist in the development of mechanical, chemical, biological, nutritional, cropping-system, or other strategies (new or improved) with the goal of improving overall nutrient-use efficiency within dairy production systems.

Details of this position, including salary, qualification requirements, and application directions can be found in Announcement Number ARS-D15E-0472 posted on the USAJOBS Web site - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410608000U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applications must be received by the closing date of Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Contacts: Application procedure: Heather Lee Heather.Lee@ars.usda.gov    301-504-1410

             Scientific information: Dr. Wayne Coblentz Wayne.Coblentz@ars.usda.gov     715-384-5784 

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider