The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recruits a diverse group of talented, creative, motivated professionals who are invested in shaping the future of food and agricultural science. We offer a variety of benefits and services to our employees that focus on work-life balance, career enhancement, and health and well-being. Explore this web page to learn more.
Current NIFA Jobs
Intensive hiring efforts are currently underway at NIFA to recruit highly qualified candidates for vacant positions. We are conducting a nationwide search to find people who will be dedicated to helping us fulfill our mission.
NIFA has career opportunities in a variety of scientific disciplines covering engineering, food science, forestry, education, animal and crop sciences, and many other agriculture-related disciplines. We employ specialists, grants management specialists, accountants, budget analysts, communications professionals, administrative professionals, and other career fields.
Current NIFA job openings are listed on USAJobs. In many cases, multiple positions are being filled under a single vacancy announcement. The number of vacancies is indicated on each USAJobs vacancy announcement under the Location section. Check back frequently as we continue to announce new career opportunities.View NIFA positions on USAJobs.com
NIFA and ERS Virtual Career Expo - April 28, 2020
If you missed the NIFA and ERS Virtual Career Expo, check out the recordings below (these are external links to YouTube):
Main Session Part 1 - Welcome and ERS Introduction
Main Session Part 2 - NIFA with Questions & Answers
Main Session Part 3 - USDA Human Resources and Breakout Sessions Information
Breakout Sessions for NIFA and ERS Virtual Career Expo:
NIFA Grants Management
NIFA Program Specialist
Check out NIFA’s Individual Breakout Session FAQs and an additional FAQs resource page created as a result of the unrecorded NIFA National Program Leader session.
USDA/NIFA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
USDA Internship Program
Students and recent graduates may join NIFA through the OneUSDA Internship Program Specific job opportunities vary by office. Specific job opportunities vary by office. Visit USAJobs.gov for more information.
USDA Scholarship Programs
Explore USDA scholarship opportunities in a variety of professional and scientific fields.
USDA Recruitment Resources
A quick reference guide, information for Veterans and employees with disabilities, and other resources can be found on the USDA Office of Human Resources Management Recruitment Management web page.