Supervisory Agricultural District Director

Department Of Agriculture Pocatello , ID 83205

Posted 7 days ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located with the Farm Service Agency. The Incumbent is the agency representative between the State office and Service Centers within his/her assigned district. The incumbent provides oversight, program advice, and guidance to County Committees and Service Center staff on commodity programs and farm loan programs; conducts evaluations of program and administrative operations; makes loan programs decisions or recommendations; and supervises agricultural farm loan managers.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and serves as a consultant to county committees, County Executive Directors (CEDs) and Farm Loan Managers (FLMs) in planning, managing, and carrying out program responsibilities.

  • Evaluates and monitors program, administrative and management operations, including risk assessments and spot-checks of individual loan cases to identify trends and problems.

  • Assures loan and farm program operations are effectively administered in accordance with governing policy, regulations and procedures and that borrowers receive and adhere to adequate financial agricultural guidance.

  • Advises the State Committee, SED and agricultural program specialists on adapting or revising nationwide and statewide programs, policies, and procedures to meet needs and requirements of the assigned district.

  • Carries out an extensive public relations program within the district. Represents the agency in contacts with farmers, agricultural agencies, civic groups, business people, bankers, the media, etc.

  • Supervises loan and grant programs in the district.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
13

  • Job family (Series)
    1101 General Business And Industry

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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.

Qualifications

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 to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration for the GS-13 grade level.).

Specialized Experience at GS-13 level:

  • At least one full-time year (12 months) of administrative experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level of the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates experience directing, planning, administering, and reviewing programs that demonstrate knowledge of the laws and regulations governing commodity and/or agricultural credit programs and of the particular application of national policies and objectives at the State level; understanding of farming practices and customs in the United States, and of the economic needs of farm communities at the State level; knowledge of current state and federal agricultural trends; and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with representatives of public and private organizations, farmer's associations, and others, and to interpret regulations, programs, and policies affecting them.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.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.

Education

THE SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION IS NOT QUALIFYING FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL.


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