Job Specifications

Location

Caguas, PR

Salary

$92,000 - $120,000 Per Year

Published

a month ago

Type

Full Time

Career Level

Senior Level

College Degree

Professional Degree

Supervisory Agricultural District Director

This position is located in the Farm Service Agency, Caribbean Area Office. The duty location will be determined upon selection. Relocation Incentives and Relocation Expenses may be authorized.


  • 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.

Requirements

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and selective placement factors, as defined below. For the GS-13 level: One full-time year of specialized work experience in the agricultural field equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. I have had 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, farmers' associations, and others, and to interpret regulations, programs and policies affecting them. 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. Mandatory Selective Placement Factor: Must be proficient in reading, understanding, writing and speaking both Spanish and English Languages. 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.