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Information Technology Specialist

Desirable Credentials
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree or better in computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering. Training or experience in agriculture is desirable.

Starting Salary
Government grade level and starting salary will depend on experience, education, and grade point average.

Promotion Potential
All promotions are based on performance. Highly qualified employees can be promoted to top-level technical and management positions.

Training Opportunities
College courses funded by the Agency
Cross training in mathematical or agricultural statistics
One year graduate study program with full salary
Ongoing professional training (seminars, conferences, etc.)

Career Fields
Commodity statistics
Survey statistics
Data processing
Mathematical statistics
Remote sensing/geographic information systems

Excellent domestic travel opportunities
International travel opportunities exist, depending on special   qualifications

Family friendly policies
Opportunity to serve agriculture
Small, world-reknown statistical Agency
Geographic flexibility in duty station
Excellent advancement opportunities
Member of the team-oriented Agency



For further information contact:

Field Operations, Human Resources
Room 5058 - South Building
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20250-2000
Telephone: (800) 832-4180
Fax: (202) 720-3131


Last modified: 11/17/08