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We are concurrently announcing this position:FSA-18-0721-CO-GNB(GS-9-DE) and FSA-18-0719-CO-GNB (GS-5,7,9-MP) Applicants wishing to be considered for all announcements must apply to each vacancy announcement.
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This position is assigned to the Farm Service Agency, Colorado State Office, Farm Loan Programs Branch Sterling, CO.
Farm Loan Officer's (FLO's) are required to successfully complete all of the requirements of the Farm Loan Training Program. FLO's may be reassigned to another training office during their training program. In addition, upon completion of training program, FLO's may be reassigned, at any time, to a different duty station if workload activity changes or vacancies occur.
This position assists the Farm Loan Manager in administering farm loan programs in a USDA Service Center serving one or more Counties.
Major responsibilities include:
Making, servicing, and supervising loans;
Providing technical advice, guidance, and credit counseling to loan applicants and borrowers;
Has delegated loan approval authority to approve loans within a specific limit;
Has knowledge of agency farm loan programs and eligibility requirements;
Has knowledge of the technicalities of farm financing and credit, financial management concepts and practices, farm operations, land use and value, production and marketing of various crops and livestock, and prices and markets in the serviced farming areas.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
1165 Loan Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National .
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service Registered or exempt..
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of a one year probationary periodor trial period.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent upon a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date, of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
For the GS-5 level:
For the GS-7 level:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, 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 with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript.
Department Of Agriculture