UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Florida Farm Service Agency
OPENING DATE: July 26th, 2018
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be post-marked or hand delivered by August 3rd, 2018.
POSITION TITLE: Temporary Program Technician CO-1101, Not to Exceed September 30, 2018. Multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
SALARY: CO-3/4/5/6/7 ($27,756 – $56,143 per year) – (General Pay Schedule) (Locality Pay where applicable)
GRADE: CO-3 through CO-7 depending on qualifications of the applicant.
Tavares Lake County Farm Service Agency Office
1725 David Walker Dr, Suite B
Tavares, FL 32778-4954
Phone: 352-7422-7005 Ext 2
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All sources. Open Nationwide to all interested persons.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to the technical assistance and program support related to FSA programs at the field office level. Utilizes various types of computer systems to maintain producer data and process automated program forms and processes. Uses a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered.
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must be U.S. Citizens, high school graduates or equivalent, and be at least 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.
The minimum requirement for the CO-3 position is 6 months of general experience relating to office work or equal background in the operations of a farm or ranch or 1 year of qualifying education above high school.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA’s):
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES WILL BE SCREENED ON THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate orally.
- Ability to communicate in writing.
- Ability to identify and resolve problems.
- Knowledge of FSA farm programs and practices.
- Skill in using computers.
Note: KSA’S ARE REQUIRED. EACH KSA MUST BE SPECIFICALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY ADDRESSED. 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 KSA SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
BASIS OF RATING: All applicants will be considered on the basis of their education, experience, supervisory appraisal, training, awards, knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s).
PAY, BENEFITS AND WORK SCHEDULE: This is a temporary full-time non-federal (CO) appointment. Selectee will be eligible for annual (vacation) and sick leave.
RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not being authorized.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER INFORMATION: Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.
Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application if you have not done this using an application form.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates who meet the basic eligibility requirements may file for consideration by sending the following MANDATORY information to the address listed below for the office of interest.
- You may submit an FSA-675 (Application for FSA County Employment), resume, or any other written format. You must include your SSN, your country of Citizenship, education, and work experience.
- Supplemental KSA statements responding to evaluation criteria – KSA’S ARE REQUIRED.
Employment applications may be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service or any commercial or private carrier (i.e., Federal Express, United Parcel Service, etc.). Applications postmarked bv July 27th, 2018 and mailed must be received within seven (7) calendar days of the closing date.
Please use the following address:
USDA FSA Agency
1725 David Walker Drive, Suite B
Tavares, FL 32778-4954
Phone: 352-742-7005 Ext. 2
FAX APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, contact Craig Stokes. FSA-675 application forms may be obtained from any FSA County Office. The use of U.S. Government envelopes is prohibited. Applications received in such envelopes will not be considered.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates will be considered without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status or membership or non-membership in any employee organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.