[Close] 

County Operations Trainee

Company Name:
Department Of Agriculture
These positions are open to all US Citizens.
These are permanent positions open to all sources. THE POSITION LOCATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED UPON SELECTION OF THE CANDIDATES
Permanent Full-Time
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.
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.
PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER "HOW TO APPLY" BEFORE YOU BEGIN
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED
This is a non-civil service position.
Veteran's preference does not apply.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or national to apply. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates. Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
This is permanent position open to all sources. THE POSITION LOCATION WILL BE DETERMINED UPON SELECTION OF THE CANDIDATE
This is a twelve-month training program that may require travel throughout the state of Michigan. Depending upon agency needs, candidates will be expected to relocate within the state when the training program is complete.
Educational Qualifications:
College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. Please refer to the "How to Apply, Alternative Methods for Submitting Your Application Materials" section, for instructions on submitting the transcript.
NOTE: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.
Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
TRAINING PROGRAM: Applicants selected as County Operations Trainees (COTs) must sign an agreement to accept assignment wherever located in the continental United States. Each COT shall satisfactorily complete a minimum 52-week training program. COT's who do not satisfactorily complete the required training shall be separated without prejudice.
The District Director, State Executive Director, State Committee, State Training Coordinator, State Office Specialist, and previous CED trainers will evaluate the trainee's performance at the end of the 52-week period. Based on this review, the trainee will be continued as a CO-5, CO-7, CO-9 or terminated.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Knowledge of farming practices and customs.
Policy, program and operation of FSA organizations.
Skills and ability to provide leadership, directions, and coordination in carrying out assigned programs.
Capability and experience in meeting clients and speaking effectively before groups.
Development and experience in effective methods of communications with both staff members and clients.
Training and experience in supervision and subordinates.
Development of skills and techniques for motivating people effectively.
Ability to participate in local related community affairs and organizations.
Skill and experience in working with and getting along with staff members and programs participants.
HOW TO WRITE A KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA)
All applicants will be considered on the basis of their education, experience, supervisory appraisal, training, awards and education as it relates to the qualification requirements and on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. 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 supplemental statements will not be considered.
1. Ability to plan work and make decisions independently.
2. Ability to identify and resolve problems.
3. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
4. Ability to supervise and lead people.
5. Knowledge of or experience in Agricultural practices and customs.
To view the application form, visit:
Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM.
You must meet all qualification requirements as stated in this announcement.
The following are minimum requirements for the possible grade levels of this position.
You may start at the CO-05 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
Four years of education above high school in an accredited business, secretarial or technical, junior college, college or university in any field in which high school graduation or the equivalent is a prerequisite: OR
One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent office experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties: and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this position. OR
Combination of education and experience described above.
You may start at the CO-07 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
Four years of education above high school in an accredited business, secretarial or technical, junior college, college or university in any field in which high school graduation or the equivalent is a prerequisite with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale: OR
One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent office experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties: and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this position. OR
Combination of education and experience described above
You may start at the CO-09 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university: OR
One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent office experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in providing program interpretation, and instruction for an agriculture program area or operational phases of farm loan programs. Such work experience included acquiring data and providing information to producers, farm loan borrowers and farming operations; writing summary reports; assisting staff with policy guidance; arranging and scheduling activities of subordinates to complete technical/clerical review. OR
A combination of graduate education and experience as listed above.
Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
The following instructions outline our application process.
You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office at during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.
Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at . It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.
Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).
Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.
NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).
Online Resume and Other documents are required if you are a current or former USDA employee.
Narrative KSAs
Current and former USDA Employees must submit your most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) which identifies the employees official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.
"FAILURE TO ADDRESS ANY OF THE KSA DESCRIBED ABOVE WILL DISQUALIFY APPLICANTS FROM RECEIVING FURTHER CONSIDERATION"
Once your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume has been received, if you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful; otherwise, you will need to check your USAJOBS account for the latest status. After a qualification review of your complete application package has been made, you will be notified as to the status of your application in the same manner. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application package by checking your USAJOBS account. Resume SF-50 A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry. For current or previous Federal employees, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 or agency notification of personnel action form that provides current position, grade level, and duty location. The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: /
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
This is a Non-Federal, non-civil service position.
Veteran's preference does not apply.
When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.

More Jobs

Technical Operations Engineer
Ann Arbor, MI DeepField
Analyst-IT Operations
Ann Arbor, MI Domino's Pizza
Security Operations Engineer
Ann Arbor, MI Domino's Pizza
IT Operations System Coordinator
Redford, MI syncreon
Operations Specialist
Flint, MI Camping World and Good Sam
International Franchisee Consultant - Store Op...
Ann Arbor, MI Domino's Pizza