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Program Support Assistant

Fargo, ND Full-time
Posted on September 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Fargo, North Dakota, invites applications for a Program Support Assistant. 

Salary range $37,843 to $54,670 per year

The incumbent serves as the primary administrative business process point of contact for the unit. Responsible for the administrative oversight of various business processes, which may include processing financial, procurement, extramural agreements, property, personnel, and other administrative instruments for the management unit.


  • Participates in program planning support work such as research project coordination, travel documentation, budget coordination/tracking, agreements, and purchasing/procurement of supplies and equipment, and human resources administration.
  • Provides training and advisory services to the Research Leaders and professional staff in all program administrative procedures ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Uses an electronic calendar, database or spreadsheet software to document employee leave schedules and to commit the Research Leader's time for appointments and meetings; transmits and receives documents and messages electronically.
  • Prepares task orders for Research Support Agreements (RSA) by meeting with scientists to assess work and time requirements for the year.

The position is open immediately until September 17, 2019. The applicant must be an U.S. citizen or national. This is a permanent, full time position. A comprehensive benefits package is available.

ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider