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Supervisory Loan Specialist (Agricultural)

Farm Service Agency Stanford, KY
  • Expired: June 15, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Supervisory Loan Specialist (Agricultural)
##### Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
- ##### Open & closing dates
06/12/2019 to 06/21/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 12
- ##### Salary
$74,596 to $96,978 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Stanford, KY
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
- Duties
### Summary
This position is located in the Farm Service Agency, Kentucky State
Office, Farm Loan Team, located in Stanford, Lincoln County,
This position manages and directs the Farm Loan Programs
administered in one or more USDA Service Centers providing services
to one or more counties in the State.
Learn more about this agency
### Responsibilities
- Serves as the Service Center technical authority on the Farm
Loan Programs and the primary point-of-contact on all farm loan
issues addressed in the counties serviced;
- Supervises and directs the work of a subordinate staff
responsible for making, servicing, and liquidating loans under
FSA farm loan authorities;
- Has delegated loan approval authority and performs the full
range of loan specialist duties;
- Attends public meetings with various groups and associations,
and performs public relations and outreach efforts in the
geographic areas serviced;
- Has knowledge of the technical and administrative concepts,
principles, and practices of farm loan and financial management;
- Has knowledge of farm operations, land use and value, and
production and marketing of various crops and livestock.
### Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
1165 Loan Specialist
- Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
- You must be a US Citizen or US National.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered
or exempt.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation
and/or fingerprint check.
- Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period
unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must
successfully complete all components of the required training
program before the end of their probationary period.
- Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are
required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to
their financial institution.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit
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 06/21/2019 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-11 grade level for consideration for the GS-12 grade level.).
**For the GS-12 level:**
- Applicants must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level
in the Federal service. Experience that demonstrates competence
in agricultural loans. Experience reviewing and passing upon
applications for various kinds of agricultural operations
representing all types of ownership (i.e., single owner,
partnerships, and corporations, etc.); servicing an agricultural
loan portfolio of a bank or other loan association. In addition,
experience must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and
understanding of the technicalities of farm financing and
credit, 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
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.
Approval Authority with the Farm Service Agency.
### Education
### Additional information
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority
List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to
apply as a CTAP/RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for
this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic
eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP
candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or
above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the
How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a
score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive
a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
- 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.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position
as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you
described in your application package, as well as the responses to
the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you
possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed
- *Technical Competence*
- *Reasoning*
- *Problem Solving*
- *Oral Communication*
- *Customer Service*
- *Leadership*
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire,
will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification
requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the
job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your
responses to all the questions addressing experience and education
relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum
qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best
qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for
consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some
special hiring authorities need only meet minimum qualifications to
be referred.
**Note:** If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting
documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your
qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more
accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal
documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action
up to including removal from the Federal service.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application
form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below
will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application
process. To initiate the online application process, click the
"Apply" button to the right.
To view the application form, visit:
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Required
##### Drug test required
##### Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
##### Trust determination process
Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness
- Required Documents
The following documents are required for your applicant package to
be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible
software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be
accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result
in loss of consideration.
- Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name,
address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work
experience related to this position as described in the major
duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of
employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other

Farm Service Agency


Stanford, KY
40484 USA