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County Office Program Technician

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Department Of Agriculture Rochester , MN 55905

Posted 2 months ago

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This is a non-civil service position with the Olmsted County FSA Office in Rochester, Minnesota.

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This position is responsible for:

  • Carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county.

  • Interpreting and explaining procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel.

  • Utilizing various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and processing automated forms.

  • Using a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service Registered or Exempt.

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

  • Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.

  • Completion of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, if required.

  • Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may require a Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret security clearance or be subject to a Public Trust background investigation at the time of appointment, and may be subject to reinvestigation every five years thereafter. A favorable adjudication of the clearance or background investigation at the time of appointment and on reinvestigations is a condition of employment.


Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM.

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date in the announcement, including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below:

You may start at the CO-04 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

  • Successful completion of two years of education above high school in an accredited business, secretarial or technical, junior college, college or university in any field in which high school graduation or the equivalent is a prerequisite may be substituted for experience. OR
  • One year general experience of progressively responsible clerical, office work, or equal background in the operations of a farm or ranch that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.

You may start at the CO-05 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

  • Successful completion of four years of education above high school in an accredited business, secretarial or technical, junior college, college or university in any field in which high school graduation or the equivalent is a prerequisite may be substituted for specialized experience. OR
  • One year specialized experience applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to any farm or agricultural program.

You may start at the CO-06 level if you have the following qualifications:

  • One year specialized experience applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to process and service farm or agricultural programs.

You may start at the CO-07 level if you have the following qualifications:

  • One year specialized experience applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to independently perform a full range of farm program processes. Experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties: and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this position.



  • College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education at the CO-4 or CO-5 level you must submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume.

  • You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. Please refer to the "How to Apply, Alternative Methods for Submitting Your Application Materials" section, for instructions on submitting the transcript. Please refer to the "Required Documents" section for further information.

  • NOTE: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

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