Supervisory Loan Specialist (Agricultural)

Farm Service Agency | Harrisburg, PA

Posted Date 11/25/2020
Description This vacancy will close at the end of the open period or when selections has been made, whichever comes first. It will be used to collect applications and fill vacant positions as they become available in the Northeast Region (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV).

Duty location will be determined upon selection. Pay will be determined in accordance with the locality pay of the duty station.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements including specialized experience and/or education, as defined.

For the GS-11 level:

  • Applicants must have 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 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 service.

In addition to the above qualification, applicants must meet the Selective Placement Factor requirement.

  • MANDATORY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:Must possess, or have possessed, Agricultural loan approval authority.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date 07/15/2021of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined.

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 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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