Development Opportunity Placement Program
The Development Opportunity Placement Program provides opportunities for eligible
and qualified USDA employees to serve on details, receive temporary promotions, or
participate in developmental assignments where there may be staffing shortages in
headquarters and field office locations.
The Development Opportunity Placement Program is sponsored by Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service; Agricultural Research Service; Farm Service Agency; Food
Safety and Inspection Service; Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Each of the agencies will sponsor a minimum of
two opportunities annually for a total of six opportunities over the three-year period of
the Settlement Agreement.
The Development Opportunity Placement Program is open to USDA employees.
Qualification requirements may differ according to the opportunities and will be listed in
the opportunity announcements. Twelve opportunities will be available in Fiscal Year
2007. They will be posted on this web page as they become available. For further
information on each opportunity, please direct all inquiries to the contact person listed in
For information about the Basu Settlement, read the Notice of Settlement