Department Of Agriculture Marietta , OH 45750
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This position is located in an Area Office, USDA, Rural Development (RD). This position serves as a trainee assisting higher graded technicians in performing a variety of technical and clerical support functions involving mortgage loans, grants and loan guarantee programs.
Reviews loan/grant documents, forms, and materials for adequacy, completeness, accuracy, and conformance with program eligibility requirements.
Explains programs to customers and responds to technician inquiries from internal or external customers.
Uses multiple electronic data systems to input, track, and update information on applicants and recipients.
Research payment information, assists borrowers with payment issues, and reconciles borrower accounts.
Prepares and reviews closing related documents to ensure adequacy, completeness, and accuracy of information.
Performs routine clerical functions such as phone coverage, mail, monitoring supplies, and timekeeping duties.
Occasional travel - 1-5 days as required
Job family (Series)
1101 General Business And Industry
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Placement in the program confers no right to conversion to a career conditional appointment. To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:
Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position.
Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
Have at least 1-year of continuous work experience;
Receive a satisfactory recommendation by his/her mentor.
Meet training requirements as specified in the USDA Pathways Programs Training Plan.
Must sign a USDA Pathways Program Participant Agreement.
Participants will serve a trial period for the duration of the excepted service appointment.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).
Perform their job successfully and satisfactory.
Must be 16 years of age
All requirements must be met by the closing of this announcement.
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. This position requires a favorable credit check as part of the background investigation.
An individual may apply for a position in the USDA Recent Graduates Program only if the individuals application is received not later than 2 years after the date the individual completed all requirements of an academic course of study leading to a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or a veteran, who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. The eligibility period may not extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study.
The Pathways Recent Graduates Program is a 1-year Excepted Appointment program structured to help prepare and promote individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying education institutions or programs for a possible career in the federal government. Recent graduates may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent appointment if all training and program requirements are met. Conversion is neither guaranteed nor conferred.
Note: An agency is not required to convert any individual in a Pathways position to a position in the competitive service, whether upon completion of degree requirements or otherwise. Conversion to a competitive service position is not an entitlement.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by the grade level.
For the GS-05 grade level: Applicants must possess 1 year of specialized which is equivalent to at least the GS-04 or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates: Experience providing basic loan/grant requirement information to internal and external customers; receiving, screening, reviewing, and verifying loan/grant documents for adequacy, completeness, accuracy, and conformance with program eligibility requirements; maintaining records, reports, and files; searching for and compiling information; entering data into automated systems OR 4 years of education above high school. Equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.
Note: To be considered for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-1101 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp .
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.
All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.