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Department Of Agriculture
Current or Former Permanent FSA employees nationwide.
Supervisory or Managerial FSA employees only. Permanent Full-Time
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public.
FSA's diverse culture and benefits allow for a healthy balance between your career and home life. In addition to a generous salary, FSA offers a friendly and professional working environment with a diverse workforce, flexible hours/work schedules, and other family-friendly benefits such as: paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.
PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER "HOW TO APPLY" BEFORE YOU BEGIN
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED
This is a non-civil service position with the Glacier County FSA Office, located in Cut Bank, Montana.
Veterans preference does not apply.
All current FSA employees in permanent supervisory or managerial positions, including but not limited to, CED's, FLM's, and State Office FLC's or Farm Program Chiefs with specialized experience
In-State County Operations Trainees (COT) who have successfully completed the COT program or are within 30 calendar days of successfully completing the COT program
Out-of-State COTs who have successfully completed the COT Program
Former (within the last 5 years) FSA supervisory/managerial CO or GS employees with specialized experience
Current Program Technicians, who:
previously completed the COT program within the last 5 years
requested to remain on the STC register for a 1-year extension
exceeded the combined 2-year time limit for the STC register
US Citizenship is required. You must be a U.S. Citizen or national to apply. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates. Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year. Financial Disclosure Required (FSA-324)
This position is located in the Glacier County FSA Office, in Cut Bank, Montana.
This position is employed by the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) committee(s):
Responsible for directing and managing program and administrative operations for one or more counties to carry out permanent and ad hoc commodity production, commodity/facility loan, conservation, environmental quality, indemnity, disaster, emergency and defense programsunder policies established by FSAas well as crop insurance operations under policies established by the Risk Management Agency (RMA).
Provides basic FSA farm loan program services.
May perform additional farm loan program assignments based on authorities delegated.
Performing office and field activities as needed to accomplish program objectives.
Manages and directs activities of subordinate staff.
Additional Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of Security training.
Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period
Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may require a Public Trust background investigation at the time of appointment, and may be subject to reinvestigation every five years thereafter. A favorable adjudication of the clearance or background investigation at the time of appointment and on reinvestigations is a condition of employment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form FSA-324 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to financial Disclosure Requirements regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency.
HOW TO WRITE A KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA)
All applicants will be considered on the basis of their education, experience, supervisory appraisal, training, awards and education as it relates to the qualification requirements and on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) listed below. There are no special forms for these statements. They may be submitted on plain paper with your name and the announcement number at the top. You should include specific tasks performed, the dates you performed them, and where you were working at the time. KSA statements may not be more than 2 single-spaced pages per KSA.
Candidates who do not submit the supplemental statements will not be considered.
1. Ability to plan work and make decisions independently.
2. Ability to identify and resolve problems.
3. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
4. Ability to supervise and lead people.
5. Knowledge of FSA Programs, farming practices and customs
To view the application form, visit:
You may start at the CO-09 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in providing program interpretation, and instruction for an agriculture program area or operational phases of farm loan programs. Such work experience included acquiring data and providing information to producers, farm loan borrowers and farming operations; writing summary reports; assisting staff with policy guidance; arranging and scheduling activities of subordinates to complete technical/clerical review.
You may start at the CO-11 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in independently conducting agricultural operation or in participating in the overall administration of one or more agricultural program areas. Such work experience included actively participating in the development or implementation of local farm program policies; applying knowledge of agricultural principles; making presentations or providing training; planning and organizing work of lower level employees.
You may start at the CO-12 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in administering or significantly impacting administration of one or more agricultural programs. Such groups; leading in the development of local farm program policies; manages all day-to-day operations of the office; employs subordinate staff.work experience included providing technical information and assistance regarding farm programs to representative of business and community.
Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
The following instructions outline our application process.
You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office at during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.
Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at . It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.
Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).
Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.
NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).
Occupational Questionnaire, Online Resume and Other documents are required if you are a current or former USDA employee.
Narrative KSA's
Current and former USDA Employees must submit your most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) which identifies the employee's official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.
Once your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume has been received, if you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful; otherwise, you will need to check your USAJOBS account for the latest status. After a qualification review of your complete application package has been made, you will be notified as to the status of your application in the same manner. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application package by checking your USAJOBS account.
Resume SF-50 A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry. For current or previous Federal employees, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 or agency notification of personnel action form that provides current position, grade level, and duty location. The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: /
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
Serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period if one has not previously been completed in a FSA County position.
This is a Non-Federal, non-civil service position.
Veteran's preference does not apply.
When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
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