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County Executive Director at Department Of Agriculture

County Executive Director

Department Of Agriculture Lonoke, AR (On Site) Full-Time
Summary

These are County Executive Director position(s), location(s) are listed to the right.

This position is employed by the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) committee(s).

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

01/27/2023 to 02/06/2023

* Salary

$46,696 - $107,680 per year

* Pay scale & grade

CO 7 - 12

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Locations

1 vacancy in the following locations:

* Arkadelphia, AR

* Lonoke, AR


* Remote job

No

* Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

* Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

* Appointment type

Permanent -

* Work schedule

Full-time -

* Service

Competitive

* Promotion potential

12

* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

* Supervisory status

Yes

* Security clearance

Not Required

* Drug test

No

* Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

* Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

* Announcement number

FSACO-11819113-23-AR-CF

* Control number

702627400

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This job is open to

* Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Open to FSA CO and GS FSA Federal employees who are in current permanent supervisory or managerial positions, including but not limited to, CED's, FLM's, and State Office FLC's or Farm Program Chiefs with specialized experience and In-State County Executive Director in Training (CEDT) who have successfully completed the CEDT program or are within 30 calendar days of successfully completing the CEDT program. See Additional Clarification from the Agency in the Qualifications Section.

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Duties

* Responsible for directing and managing program and administrative operations for one or more counties.
* Carrying out permanent and ad hoc farm bill programs and policies established by USDA as well as crop insurance operations under policies established by the Risk Management Agency (RMA).
* May perform farm loan program assignments based on authorities delegated.
* Performing office and field activities as needed to accomplish program objectives.
* Managing and directs activities of subordinate staff.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* You must be a US Citizen or US National.
* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service Registered or Exempt.
* Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
* Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.
* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
* Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to County Executive Director />* Successful completion of one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if required.
* Financial Disclosure Required (FSA-324).

Qualifications

Additional Clarification from the Agency;

Out-of-State CEDTs who have successfully completed the CEDT Program.

Former (within the last 5 years) FSA supervisory/managerial CO or GS employees with a minimum of 52 weeks of specialized experience.

Current Program Technicians, who:

* previously completed the CEDT program within the last 5 years
* requested to remain on the STC register for a 1-year extension
* exceeded the combined 2-year time limit for the STC register
* served as Program Technician in Charge for more than 1 year within the last 5 years.

If the selectee is not a current CED or has not successfully completed the CEDT program, then successful completion of the CEDT training program per requirements in handbook 27-PM paragraphs 454O and 481 is required. This training may be included as part of your performance plan.

Note: Must have more than 52 weeks of total experience acquired on 1 to 3 temporary promotions during the most recent 5-year period.

Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM.

* --Examples of Specialized Experience would be experience in an FSA Supervisory position, CEDT position, or PT-in-Charge position within the last 5 years for a total of at least 52 weeks.
* Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular

knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is

typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To be creditable, specialized

experience must have been equivalent to at least 1 year in the next lower grade level.

When self-qualifying at any grade(s) above the lowest advertised grade, applicants should also ensure they are indicating the lowest grade they are willing to accept the advertised position at. It is imperative applicants understand they can NOT be considered for any grade(s) lower than what is indicated in the Lowest Acceptable Grade field when completing the preferences section.

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date in the announcement, including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below:

* You may start at the CO-07 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
* One year of experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled in a related activity at CO-5 or equivalent level. Experience that demonstrates knowledge of administering segments of an agricultural program area and researching procedural content of new laws, amendments, and regulations for compliance. Some examples of how this experience may have been gained may include any of the following: experience in reviewing documents for accuracy and compliance with agricultural provisions; assisting staff in resolving program problems; serving as technical specialist; reviewing regulations to recommend an effective approach in resolving problems; developing reports, written and oral communications for managers; establishing effective relationships with representatives of public and private organizations or farmers' associations; or similar activities. OR
* 6 months of specialized experience as a County Executive Director or County Executive Director in Training at the CO-5 level.
* You may start at the CO-09 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
* One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent 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.
* You may start at the CO-11 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
* One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in independently conducting agricultural operation or in participating in the overall administration of one or more agricultural program areas. Such work experience included actively participating in the development or implementation of local farm program policies; applying knowledge of agricultural principles; making presentations or providing training; planning and organizing work of lower-level employees.
* You may start at the CO-12 level if you have one of the following qualifications:
* 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 administering or significantly impacting administration of one or more agricultural programs. Such work experience included providing technical information and assistance regarding farm programs to representative of business and community groups; leading in the development of local farm program policies; manages all day-to-day operations of the office; employs subordinate staff.

Education

The substitution of education is not qualifying for this position.

Additional information

* Veterans preference does not apply since this position is being advertised under Title 7 authorities.
* Relocation expenses are not authorized.
* 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.
* This is a Title 7, Non-Federal, Non-Civil Service position.
* This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
* Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at
202-720-2600
(voice and TDD).
* Optional - This position may be eligible to telework up to two (2) days per pay period, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements in accordance with Department and Agency directives.
* To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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* Benefits

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 (KSA's) listed below.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS CAREFULLY. During the online application process, you will be asked to address the following items:

* Describe your ability to plan work and make decisions independently. Be sure to include specific examples.
* Describe your ability to identify and resolve problems. Be sure to include specific examples explaining the situation you encountered, the action you took, and the resolution you achieved.
* Describe your ability to communicate in writing being sure to include specific examples.
* Describe your ability to communicate orally being sure to include specific examples.
* Describe your ability to supervise and lead people. Be sure to include specific examples including any supervisory or leadership roles you may have held.
* Describe your knowledge of FSA farm programs and practices including details regarding how you obtained this knowledge.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on application documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

* Benefits

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

* Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

When self-qualifying at any grade(s) above the lowest advertised grade, applicants should also ensure they are indicating the lowest grade they are willing to accept the advertised position at. It is imperative applicants understand they can NOT be considered for any grade(s) lower than what is indicated in the Lowest Acceptable Grade field when completing the preferences section.

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

* Resume that includes:

1) Personal information such as name, address, contact information

2) Education

3) Detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; for current or previous Federal or FSA County employees, it should also include the Title, Pay Plan, Series and Grade and Salary for each work experience entry.

4) Other qualifications

* For current or previous Federal or FSA County employees, you must attach a copy of your most recent Most Recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50, SF-50B, or equivalent, Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion that provides current position, grade level, salary, and duty location. Award SF-50 or SF-50B (or equivalent) will result in an ineligible rating.

* Current and former USDA Employees must submit your most recently completed annual performance appraisal/Summary Rating (dated within 18 months) which identifies the employees official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal/summary rating is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

* How to Apply

Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. 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.

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact us at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to County Executive Director well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement 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 the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 5MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, TXT or Word (DOC or DOCX). Do not upload Adobe Portfolio documents because they are not viewable.

Once your application has submitted, we recommend you save or print your completed application and a screen print of uploaded document for your reference.

Agency contact information

Sharon Baker

Phone

501-301-3014


Email

[ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to County Executive Director

Address

Farm Service Agency - County Offices

Federal Building, 700 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 3416

Little Rock, AR 72201

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS account to check your application status.

You must choose to turn on email notifications in your USAJOBS profile if you want to receive important email notifications that may impact your applicant experience (e.g. If you start an application and do not submit it prior to the closing date, USAJOBS will send an email reminder that the closing date is approaching and your application is in an incomplete status).

* Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request

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Required Documents

When self-qualifying at any grade(s) above the lowest advertised grade, applicants should also ensure they are indicating the lowest grade they are willing to accept the advertised position at. It is imperative applicants understand they can NOT be considered for any grade(s) lower than what is indicated in the Lowest Acceptable Grade field when completing the preferences section.

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

* Resume that includes:

1) Personal information such as name, address, contact information

2) Education

3) Detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; for current or previous Federal or FSA County employees, it should also include the Title, Pay Plan, Series and Grade and Salary for each work experience entry.

4) Other qualifications

* For current or previous Federal or FSA County employees, you must attach a copy of your most recent Most Recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50, SF-50B, or equivalent, Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion that provides current position, grade level, salary, and duty location. Award SF-50 or SF-50B (or equivalent) will result in an ineligible rating.

* Current and former USDA Employees must submit your most recently completed annual performance appraisal/Summary Rating (dated within 18 months) which identifies the employees official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal/summary rating is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

Help

How to Apply

Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. 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.

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact us at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to County Executive Director well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement 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 the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 5MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, TXT or Word (DOC or DOCX). Do not upload Adobe Portfolio documents because they are not viewable.

Once your application has submitted, we recommend you save or print your completed application and a screen print of uploaded document for your reference.

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Agency contact information

Sharon Baker

Phone

501-301-3014


Email

[ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to County Executive Director

Address

Farm Service Agency - County Offices

Federal Building, 700 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 3416

Little Rock, AR 72201

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS account to check your application status.

You must choose to turn on email notifications in your USAJOBS profile if you want to receive important email notifications that may impact your applicant experience (e.g. If you start an application and do not submit it prior to the closing date, USAJOBS will send an email reminder that the closing date is approaching and your application is in an incomplete status).

Read more

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

01/27/2023 to 02/06/2023

* Salary

$46,696 - $107,680 per year

* Pay scale & grade

CO 7 - 12

* Locations

1 vacancy in the following locations:

* Arkadelphia, AR

* Lonoke, AR


* Remote job

No

* Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

* Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

* Appointment type

Permanent -

* Work schedule

Full-time -

* Service

Competitive

* Promotion potential

12

* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

* Supervisory status

Yes

* Security clearance

Not Required

* Drug test

No

* Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

* Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

* Announcement number

FSACO-11819113-23-AR-CF

* Control number

702627400

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/702627400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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