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Best of USAJobs January 17

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 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. Molecular Biologist

If you enjoy working with microscopic details, look at this Agriculture Department (USDA) position in Ithaca, New York. Joining USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), you’ll become part of its Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Unit. Once there, you’ll discover, characterize and model the gene regulatory networks of the bacterial pathogens affecting plants. This role also includes biology, laboratory work and scientific literature if any of those strike your fancy. Click here to view this job.

2. Computer Scientist

Do you want your interests in computers and transportation to intersect? If you answered yes, a good place to start is this Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) opening in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. You’ll become part of FAA’s Transportation Department (DOT) component, working mainly on software modification. Your efforts will help the National Airspace System’s (NAS) terminal data distribution and national radio communications equipment. Ultimately, the development, testing and support engineering you do will assist with the airline departure clearance messages between air traffic control and airline pilots. Click here to view this job.

3. Contract Specialist

Have you ever wondered what contracting at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) involves? Look no further than this slot at NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC) in Moffett Field, California. Should you get this job, you’ll be responsible for ARC’s pre-award and post-award functions surrounding a diverse range of supplies and services. It’s work that requires knowledge of the legislation, regulations and methods used in contracting, so attention to detail might be a valuable trait for this opportunity. Click here to view this job.

4. Chief Technology Information Officer

The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) may derive its reputation primarily from law enforcement, but it’s an agency that needs IT like any other. Nestled within the Homeland Security Department (DHS) in Washington, D.C., this USSS gig will find you working the service’s IT and technology agencywide. Not only will you modernize USSS’s legacy servers and tools, you’ll also evaluate what new technologies might help accomplish its mission. Your responsibilities will additionally involve evaluating USSS’s IT investments, so this is a slot with more than technology duties. Click here to view this job.

5. Chemist

If you’ve ever wanted to live overseas, this Army opening in Landstuhl, Germany might be calling your name. After becoming part of the Army’s Medical Command (MEDCOM), you’ll perform chemical analyses on bottled and drinking water, food and environmental samples. You’ll also maintain data in the Army’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), so this is a role that could benefit from organizational abilities. Finally, this spot has ample opportunity to mentor others as you’ll train new employees on laboratory procedures. Click here to view this job.

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