Monday, June 24, 2013

Agricultural Program Specialist, Farm Service Agency; USDA

This position is assigned to the FSA DAFP PSD, Office of the Director, located in Washington, DC.

The selectee:
Serves as the peanut marketing assistance and loan deficiency payment program lead.
Develops and recommends agency-wide operating policies and procedures for the most efficient and effective accomplishment of program objectives.
Develops highlights of the effect of new legislation and policies on assigned programs, recommends operational changes and prepares Federal Register documents relating to program activities.
Communicates recommended policy requests for software designs and data models to the Automation Branch Chief using the most effective methods and techniques.


Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by Friday, July 12, 2013.

You may start at the GS-13 level if you have the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience in an agricultural field that involves work in directing, developing, reviewing administering, and coordinating automated programs which demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations governing agricultural program policies and procedures, understanding of farming practices and customs in the United States, and of the economic needs of farm communities at the State or county level; knowledge of current State and Federal agricultural trends; and the 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. At this level, the incumbent is responsible for program planning, procedures, handbooks, instructions, and forms pertaining t the administration of the loan and loan deficiency programs. Assignments require broader program knowledge, at the national, state, and local level.

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