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Follow Your Dreams to USDA-ARS!
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Careers with ARSAs the principal in-house scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has career opportunities for permanent and temporary employees. Being a scientific research agency, many of the careers available are in the life, physical, and engineering sciences. ARS employs research scientists, postdoctoral research associates, support scientists and research technicians, as well as positions in various professional, technical, administrative, secretarial and clerical, and trades and crafts occupational areas.

Your work will matter • to everyday people from babies to seniors; to farmers and ranchers; to all kinds of businesses large and small; and to a future world with many more people to feed, less land suitable for growing crops and sustaining livestock, and an environment under increasing pressure from myriad sources.

When we search for new people to join ARS, we look for individuals with intelligence, creativity, and energy intrigued by 21st century challenges and eager to solve them.

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Career Information
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The Career Information section provides career and employment information useful to job applicants, students and teachers, and current Federal employees.
Recruitment Calendar
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The Recruitment Calendar provides information on career events ARS staff will be participating in on college and university campuses and through professional societies and organizations.
Outreach and Recruitment Staff
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The Outreach and Recruitment Staff can answer questions you have about the Federal application process and careers in ARS.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The Frequently Asked Questions section provides answers to many of the typical questions asked about the Federal hiring process.