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Loan Specialist (Agriculture), GS 09 Duties : Works in a developmental capacity receiving on-the-job and classroom training in the administration of farm loan programs. Assists the Farm Loan Manager in administering farm loan programs in a USDA Service Center serving one or more Counties. Making, servicing, and supervising loans. Providing technical advice, guidance, and credit counseling to loan applicants and borrowers. Has delegated loan approval authority to approve loans within a specific limit. Has knowledge of agency farm loan programs and eligibility requirements. Has knowledge of the technicalities of farm financing and credit, financial management concepts and practices, farm operations, land use and value, production and marketing of various crops and livestock, and prices and markets in the serviced farming areas.
Qualification and Experience
GS-9 level : Must have Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree (LLB, JD, LLM, Ph.D., etc.) 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 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 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 agricultural loans. servicing an agricultural loan portfolio of a bank or other loan association. or similar work. Experience that demonstrates knowledge of credit principles and practices to assess the fundamental soundness of individual loans by independently examining applications, supporting documents, and credit reports, and maintaining servicing activities on small agricultural loans. In addition, experience must demonstrate knowledge and understanding 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.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restrictions. Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade level to be considered for the next higher grade (i.e., one year at the GS-7 grade level for consideration at the GS-9 grade level).
Deadline : 12/14/2017.
Announcement number FSA-18-0102-ND-MM. Send resume and supporting documents; copy of transcript.
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