The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is looking to fill the position of deputy director of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN). This is a critical leadership position for NIFA and a permanent career SES position. The deputy director is responsible for providing scientific and managerial leadership and direction in formulating and implementing policies and programs that support research, education, and Extension work that enhances the safety of America’s food supply and the delivery of healthy, nutritious, and available food to all Americans. The successful candidate will serve as a principal scientific and management advisor to the associate director for Programs in administering, evaluating, planning, directing, and coordinating activities related to the mission and function of NIFA, in execution of policies and practices of grants management, and in the allocation of resources to carry out these policies and practices. This person will be instrumental in elevating the standing of agricultural sciences within the Federal science enterprise and providing scientific, technical, and administrative input to the director and associate directors of NIFA. The position is currently posted at USA Jobs and on the NIFA website under Careers. The job announcement number is AG-22-2018-0064. More information about NIFA can be found at their website. All applications must be received by August 9.