Job Overview

Summary

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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. Take part in delivering these essential and critical programs as an Agricultural Loan Assistant/Specialist by making and servicing agricultural loans, evaluating financial factors and credit risks, and providing advice, guidance, and credit counseling. As a team member located in one of our USDA/FSA Offices, you will receive both classroom and on-the-job training intended to further develop your talent, skills, and abilities to successfully administer farm loan programs.

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.

We are concurrently announcing this position under Merit Promotion (applicants with status as current or former Federal employees or applicants eligible under special hiring authority).  Vacancy Announcement Number: UK1037907-IN-MM at the GS-5/7 grade level.  Applicants wishing to be considered for all announcements must submit separate and complete application packages for each vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is assigned to the FSA INDIANA STATE OFFICE, Farm Loan Team, located in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, IN.

Farm Loan Officer's (FLO's) are required to successfully complete all of the requirements of the Farm Loan Training Program. FLO's may be reassigned to another training office during their training program. In addition, upon completion of training program, FLO's may be reassigned, at any time, to a different duty station if workload activity changes or vacancies occur. This position works in a developmental capacity receiving on-the-job and classroom training in the administration of farm loan programs. 

This position assists the Farm Loan Manager in administering farm loan programs in a USDA Service Center serving one or more Counties. Major responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No