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Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer

USDA’s mission is to provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science and efficient management. The Department has one of the oldest workforces in the Federal government, so while the USDA’s overall employment is not expected to increase, its recruiters will be busy filling retirement vacancies.

In this profile:

-Department Overview

-GovCentral Resources for USDA


Department Overview

Number of Employees: 85,236

Career Fields:

Agribusiness and Industry
Administration and Management
Natural Resources and Environment
● Science and Technology

Future Hiring Projections (2007-2009): 5,724

Top Five Occupations:

Forestry Technician/Specialist (1,041)
Biological Technician/Specialist (771)
Food Inspector (633)
Soil Conservation Technician/Specialist (552)
Information Technology Specialist (407)

Current Vacancies:

Click here for a list of current USDA vacancies.

Agency Website: Department of Agriculture

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