Mission: We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Vision: To expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands. 3 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
Brief USDA History In 2012, USDA commemorated and celebrated its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the United States Department of Agriculture. Two and one-half years later, in what would be his final annual message to the Congress; Lincoln called USDA "The People's Department." At that time, about half of all Americans lived on farms, compared with about 2 percent today. But through our work on food, agriculture, economic development, science, natural resource conservation and a host of issues, USDA still fulfills Lincoln's vision – touching the lives of every American, every day. 4 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
USDA Critical Occupations 8 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration The range of careers USDA offers is virtually limitless. In addition to the variety of jobs, you can not find more rewarding work than providing vital services to the American people. USDA identified 20 Mission Critical Occupations. They are: Personnel ManagementGS-0201 Miscellaneous AdministrationGS-0301 Management & Program AnalysisGS-0343 General Biological ScienceGS-0401 Biological Science & Laboratory Tech.GS-0404 Soil ConservationistGS-0457 Soil Conservation TechnicianGS-0458 ForestryGS-0460 Forestry TechnicianGS-0462 Soil ScienceGS-0470 DieticianGS-0630 Consumer Safety OfficerGS-0696 Veterinary Medical ScienceGS-0701 General Business & IndustryGS-1101 Loan SpecialistGS-1165 StatisticianGS-1530 Consumer Safety InspectorGS-1862 Food InspectorGS-1863 Agriculture CommodityGS-1980 Information Technology SpecialistGS-2210
USDA Career Grid 9 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
USDA Veterans Employment Goal 10 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration FY 2014: 17% Veterans New Hires, Currently at 14.18%
External Partnerships 11 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration PARTNERPARTNERSHIP AGENCYDATE OF MOU AAGENAsian American Government Executives Network11/4/2010 BIGBlacks in Government7/7/2011 CAPALConference on Asian Pacific American Leadership9/22/2010 CANARConsortia of Administrators from Native American Rehabilitation Inc.8/28/2012 CSAVR & the NET Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and National Employment Team12/6/2012 FAPACFederal Asian Pacific American Council9/1/2010 FMAFederal Managers Association11/20/2013 FEWFederally Employed Women9/1/2010 HNDHmong National development, Inc.6/5/2013 NCEPSNational Coalition for Equity in Public Service8/23/2011 National ImageNational Image, Inc11/4/2010 OPMOffice of Personnel Management - Pathways Programs7/20/2012 SAIGESociety of American Indian Government Employees12/3/2010 American Legion The American Legion2/28/2012 VA for VetsVeterans Administration12/6/2012 NAHFENational Association of Hispanic Federal Executives2/18/2011 VA VREDepartment of Veterans Affairs Office of Economic Opportunity Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service 6/18/2013
Internal Initiatives 12 Honorable Malcom Shorter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration Monthly Veterans Employment Report to Secretary Vilsack Monthly Veterans Employment Report to DASA Shorter Senior Veterans Advisory Council Veterans Employee Organization (Affinity Group) Veterans Employment Departmental Regulation Veterans Employment Metrics tied to SES Performance Evaluations Veterans and Individual with Disability Portal Increase Veterans Participation in USDA Internships and Programs Monthly Veterans Employment Program Managers Meeting
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.