Job Overview


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency serves rural communities throughout the country by investing in their communities through housing and utility infrastructure, by increasing economic opportunity, and by improving the quality of life for all rural Americans. Rural Development provides over 40 loan and grant programs in the Rural Housing and Community Facilities Services, Rural Business and Cooperative Services, and Rural Utilities Service. Rural Development supports a positive work environment and promotes diversity and inclusion for nearly 5,000 employees. Rural Development is a dynamic organization recruiting for employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those in rural communities and will enjoy working in a fast paced and results driven organization. Our commitment is to expand economic opportunity and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service.  Rural Development offers a friendly and professional working environment and such excellent benefits as: a generous salary, alternative work schedules, 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.

This position is part-time at 20 hours per week.

This position is located USDA Rural Development Area Office in FORT STOCKTON, Texas.


The incumbent will serve as a Student Trainee performing a variety of technical duties and activities related to Rural Development's Business loan and grant programs.  Answers incoming inquiries of a technical nature from local offices, lenders, CPA’s, investment brokers, corporation officers and others concerning Business and Cooperative programs with regard to eligibility and other requirements. Reviews applications and pre-applications to determine eligibility; checks for compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Receiving visitors and answering telephone inquiries.
  • Maintaining electronic and manual files.
  • Collecting, gathering, and compiling data.
  • Operating automated systems.
  • Assisting with projects assigned by supervisor

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No