Status: Full-time position
Location: Casper, WY
Job Summary: This position serves the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services (WS) - Western Region, Wyoming State Program. WS is directed at reducing wildlife damage related to agriculture, human health and safety, public and private property, and natural resources. The incumbent is responsible for all program financial, budgetary, and administrative issues and for federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, and private landowners/organizations funds throughout Wyoming which flow through the federal system.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
Qualifications: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in accounting, business management, finance, or marketing.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in accounting, business management, finance, or marketing.
Duties: The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Acts as focal point for the control of all federal and cooperative funds allocated for the state WS program and provides information, guidance, and interpretations of APHIS budgetary procedures, policies, directions, and regulations to the State Director and District Supervisors.
Formulates budget estimates, administers expenditures for a complex program from multiple funding sources, and compiles and prepares annual operating plans regarding federal and cooperative funds for the entire program.
Compiles and analyzes financial data using past historical information and anticipated needs to develop requests for annual funding for the state’s aerial operations, requiring in-depth knowledge of aerial activity requirements throughout the state.
Maintains and manages a financial control ledger for over 30 cooperative service agreements in addition to federally appropriated and trust funds, monitors and analyzes procurement/payment of all credit card purchases through the agency, and reviews the reconciliation of all charges for the state purchase cardholders.
Develops all contracting documents required to create and/or renew cooperative service agreements; interacts with local, state, and federal cooperators, private association presidents, and tribal liaisons to produce annual work and financial plans and project funding with various municipal, county, state, and federal agencies.
Provides daily supervision of Budget Technician and MIS Data Technician who support 50 plus field employees, the State Director, and 4 District Supervisors; develops performance standards for subordinates; and monitors performance by establishing goals and time lines.
Is familiar with personnel management issues, such as recruitment, development, complex pay systems, merit promotion, employee benefits, and Office of Workers’ Compensation and provides counsel and assistance to employees, supervisors, and the State Director.
Initiates all procurement activities via direct ordering from vendors, creation and submittal of requisitions, and approval of Visa card purchases; reviews and approves invoices and initiates payment to vendor, resolving any related issues.