Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to "help people help the land?" The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy, productive landscapes. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to help ensure a healthy environment and productive agriculture.
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The incumbent is responsible for supporting detailed analyses of functions, processes, and data pertaining to the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of programs and work operations in the State.
Interacts with members of the State Leadership Team to provide support in the analysis of functions, processes, and data pertaining to the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of programs and work operations in the State.
Utilizes monitoring tools for direct charge of technical assistance and monitors employee time charges, providing information to management to track charges within budgetary constraints.
Generates reports that provide farm bill accomplishments, tracking, and budget status; reports are generated from the ProTracts and WebTA into Excel and Access.
Participates in the analysis of program and staffing trends/projections and provides input into commendations to the State Leadership Team. Participates in workload analysis or workforce planning efforts.
Occasional travel - Up to 20%
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A 1-year probationary or trial period may be required.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may 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.
If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of filling these positions as efficiently as possible, we are requiring the following:
If called for an interview, applicants must be available to interview within 3 business days of being contacted.
If a tentative job offer is extended, selectee will have 2 business days in which to accept or decline.
All applicants must meet all qualification (i.e. specialized experience) and eligibility (e.g. time-in-grade, general restriction on movement after competitive appointment/time-after-competitive appointment) by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Minimum Qualifications Requirement:
Specialized Experience for GS 7:
To qualify for the GS-7 grade level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-5 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For this position, specialized experience is defined as demonstrating experience and knowledge of performing assignments, projects or studies related to administrative business operations and programs; experience in resolving procedural problems or issues based on knowledge of well-established administrative and technical methods to perform assignments; or experience in providing administrative management support based on knowledge of mission and function, goals and programs. OR
Education Substitution: 1 year of graduate-level education in a related field.
Superior Academic Achievement:
To qualify for superior academic achievement, you must have ONE of the following: (1) standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision at the time you apply; (2) grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed, either (a) at the time of application or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum; (3) B+ (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed, either (a) at the time of application or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum; OR (4) election to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Society.
Specialized Experience for the GS 9:
To qualify for the GS-9 grade level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the General GS-07 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience as directly related to experience as a staff specialist performing assignments, projects or studies related to administrative business operations and programs; experience in applying analytical and evaluative techniques and skills to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature; or experience in producing a variety of technical and narrative reports to document planning and application work based on acquired knowledge
Education Substitution: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B., or J.D., if related OR
Combination of specialized experience and education as described above.
Time-in-Grade: Applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade (GS-5 for GS-7, GS-7 for GS-9), or have held the same grade or higher grade level as the one advertised in order to be considered for this position.
Note: The OPM Qualification Standards for this position can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
Experience Note: 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.
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