Farm Service Agency Supervisory Agricultural District Director in Des Moines, Iowa
This position is located in the Farm Service Agency, Iowa State Office, Program Branch, located in IA.
Duty location will be determined upon selection within South Central, IA.
Serves as agency representative between the State Office and Service Centers in an assigned district of service centers.
Provides oversight, program advice, training and guidance to County committees and service center staffs on commodity programs and farm loan programs.
Conducts ongoing evaluations of program and administrative operations in service enters within the district.
Makes loan program decisions or recommendations in those areas beyond the delegated authority of the Farm Loan Managers.
Supervises Farm Loan Managers.
Conditions of Employment
For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized work experience in the agricultural field (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level) in the Federal service. Experience that involved work in 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. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date11/30/2020 of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined. Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. 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.
THE SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION IS NOT QUALIFYING FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL.
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. CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to financial Disclosure Requirements in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 2635, Sub part E regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If selected you will be subject to a security investigation and a credit report. Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.