Job Overview


The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.
This position is in the SES, General.  Positions in the SES are not graded. SES employees are also eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to the SES. Selectee is subject to a one-year probationary period, unless currently serving under an SES appointment. Visit for additional information and benefits for SES employees.

If you would like to work for a premier agency that is focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture: ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, USDA is the place for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision, and guiding principles, please visit

The position is located in the Risk Management Agency (RMA). RMA operates and manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).  RMA, through FCIC, provides crop insurance to American farmers and ranchers.  The Agency has three divisions: Insurance Services, Product Management, and Risk Compliance.  Risk Compliance monitors compliance with program provisions by both producers and private insurance companies that participate in the program.  To learn more about the agency, visit


The Deputy Administrator participates and collaborates fully with the Administrator, Associate Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and other key officials of the Agency in the development and formulation of overall compliance programs and operations.  The incumbent of this position is  responsible for and manages a $67 billion crop insurance program and provide policymaking recommendations to the Administrator that impact the often conflicting needs of producers, the insurance delivery system, the Corporation, Congress and the Administration. 
Key duties include:
• Directs the development of policies, operational procedures and methods relating to the administration of the compliance program.
• Provides assurance, through a sound system of review, analysis and evaluation, that laws, policies and procedures are followed and administered effectively through a systematic review process for the detection and prevention of crop insurance program abuse; and to protect the integrity of the crop insurance program.
• Provides policy and administrative direction and coordination in the execution of compliance programs and activities which are carried out by regional compliance offices.
• Oversees the review of cases of noncompliance involving delivery system organizations who are found to be in violation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures resulting in program waste, fraud or abuse. 

• Directs implementation of major program initiatives and makes critical decisions regarding the administration, coordination and integration of programs
• Provides leadership and direction in evaluating the effectiveness of the Agency’s program review, management controls, and audit functions.  Forecasts, monitors and controls budgetary and other resources.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Site visits

Relocation Authorized

  • No