Department Of Agriculture Nacogdoches , TX 75961
PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER "HOW TO APPLY" BEFORE YOU BEGIN.
THIS IS AN AFGE BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) COUNTY EMPLOYEES: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.
This announcement has been amended due to extending the closing date to October 9, 2018.
Learn more about this agency
These positions are assigned to the Farm Service Agency in Texas, located in the following locations: Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County; Plainview, Hale County; Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
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 - Travel required as noted above.
Job family (Series)
1165 Loan Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. 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 or trial period.
Financial disclosure will be required.
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.
CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected for this position, you will be required to submit an Annual Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Time-in-grade: Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade level to be considered for the next higher grade (i.e., one year at the GS-09 grade level for consideration at the GS-11 grade level).
For the GS-11 level: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study in finance, business administration, economics, accounting, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, statistics, or other fields related to the position, such as agriculture, agricultural economics, farm, livestock or ranch management, or rural sociology; OR Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-9 level in the Federal service or private sector equivalent. Experience that demonstrates competence in agricultural loans. Experience may have been gained in such work as reviewing and passing upon applications for a limited number and variety of agricultural operations (i.e., single owner, single enterprise operation, farm equipment and machinery, etc.), or servicing an agricultural loan portfolio of a bank or other loan association. In addition, experience must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the technicalities of farm financing and credit, and a general working knowledge of farm operations, land use and value, production of various crops and livestock, and prices and markets in the farming area where loans are made and serviced; OR A combination of education and experience as listed above.
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.
MANDATORY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Must currently possess Loan Approval Authority with the Farm Service Agency.