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Best of USAJobs March 8

USAJobs can be a great resource for those looking to enter public service for the first time or career public servants interested in finding new job opportunities. To help promote interest in the site and the thousands of jobs it has listed, GovLoop will highlight some of the more interesting opportunities available in a blog post each week. Welcome to the latest edition of our exciting federal employment opportunities roundup!

1. Microbiologist

Are you in good health and brave enough to make researching “bacterial threat agents” your day job? If so, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) wants you. You’ll “advance biological defense countermeasures” for America while designing, planning and executing studies to test “the immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of bacterial vaccines.” Click here to view this job.

2. IT Specialist (Information Security)

Do you like outer space? How about computers and IT? If all three sounds like you, check out this listing for an IT security position with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Among other duties, you’ll analyze computer system activity for NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Click here to view this job.

3. Economist (Macro)

Like seeing the big picture? If yes, this role as a macroeconomist in the Commerce Department’s (DOC) might catch your eye. You’ll conduct research, analyze and apply economic research with an emphasis in macroeconomics. And if that sounds like there’s too much number-crunching, don’t worry – the responsibilities include “presentations to professional audiences” too. Click here to view this job.

4. Animal Health Assistant

Want to see the world and help animals? The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has an opening at Camp Walker in Taegu, South Korea that may fit the bill. Among other responsibilities, you’ll assist the camp’s veterinarian with preparing for and performing surgical procedures. Though the job is far from the U.S. and involves some high-tension, it’s also rewarding work that helps the camp’s non-human residents. Click here to view this job.

5. Loan Assistant (Agriculture)

Dig agriculture and finance? The Agriculture Department’s (USDA) State Office in Devils Lake, North Dakota may have a gig that’s up your alley. You’ll work in USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and focus on local farm loan programs. Among other things, your day will include interviewing loan applicants and reviewing their applications. Click here to view this job.

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