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Loan Assistant (Agricultural)

Business Name

Department of Agriculture

Job Location

Athens & Commerce, Georgia
United States

Job Closes

03/08/2024

Job Description

Multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy. These positions are located in the Farm Service Agency, Georgia State Office. The duty location will be determined upon selection.

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

Job Duties

  • Conducts interviews with loan applicants, reviews loan applications, and makes preliminary inquiries to develop factual information to assess the eligibility of applicants
  • Provides technical advice, guidance, and credit counseling to loan applicants and borrowers
  • Has delegated loan approval authority to approve loans within a specific limit
  • Makes recommendations on agency farm loan programs and eligibility requirements
  • Applies technical knowledge 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
  • Conducts interviews with loan applicants, reviews loan applications, and makes preliminary inquiries to develop factual information to assess the eligibility of applicants
  • Recommends approval or disapproval of individual loans and guarantees above delegated amounts
  • Assists the Farm Loan Manager in administering farm loan programs in a USDA Service Center serving one or more Counties
Desired/Required Skills

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.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. If selected you will be sent instruction on obtaining fingerprints. Please note we are not able to reimburse any fees incurred for fingerprints.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • 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 E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • 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.
Education/Experience
  • A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, economics, accounting, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, statistics, or another field related to the position, such as agriculture, agricultural economics, farm, livestock or ranch management, or rural sociology from an accredited college or university -OR-
  • Applicants must have three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4, that required (1) gathering and analyzing facts and figures, and presenting the information or conclusions in clear oral and written language; or (2) that provided a knowledge of the principles of financial analysis or of insurance laws, such as contract property, life, casualty, or marine insurance -OR-
  • A combination of education and experience as listed above.
Salary Type

Per Year

How to Apply

Review the complete listing and apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/778132600

**If interested, please contact Career Services at emily.sullens@northgatech.edu for assistance applying to a federal position**

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