UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Farm Service Agency
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: TN-2023-TEMP PT
OPENING DATE: January 30, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by: February 28, 2023
POSTION: Temporary Program Technician (PT) CO-1101
SALARY: Starting at $34,584/ $37,696 PA
GRADE: CO-1101-4/5, Step 1
LOCATION: Springfield, Tennessee
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: US Citizens
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to Agriculture Farm Programs as assigned. Interprets and explains procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other Agency personnel. Uses a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens, high school graduates or equivalent, and be at least 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates. The following are minimum requirements for the possible grade levels of this position:
CO-4: One year of general experience relating to office work or equal background in the operation of a farm.
CO-5: One year of CO, GS, or other experience directly related to the functions of the
position to be filled.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA):
In addition to the experience requirements, the following selective placement factors (KSA’s) will be used in rating the applicants. You should include specific tasks performed, the dates you performed them, and where you were working at the time.
Supplemental KSA statements may not be more than two (2) single-spaced pages per KSA. Eligible candidates will be screened on the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. Knowledge of FSA agricultural farm programs, practices and customs
2. Skill in using computers, including computer applications and software
3. Ability to communicate orally with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
4. Ability to communicate in writing
Note: Candidates who do not submit the supplemental statements (KSA) will not be considered. 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.
BASIS OF RATING:
All applicants will be considered on the basis of their education, experience, supervisory appraisal, training and awards, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s).
PAY, BENEFITS AND WORK SCHEDULE:
This is temporary, full-time, non-federal appointment. The selected individual will not be eligible for benefits (other than health insurance) and will not be covered by a federal retirement system.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A background security investigation will be required for all new temporary hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates who meet the basic eligibility requirements may file for consideration by sending the following MANDATORY information to the address below:
· KSA statements (see above) responding to evaluation criteria
Resume and KSA statements may be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, or any commercial or private carrier (i.e., FedEx, UPS, etc.). Please send the information to the following address:
Robertson-Davidson County Farm Service Agency
5024 Highway 41 North
Attn: David Clardy
The resume and KSAs will be accepted by fax and should be sent to 855-539-6302. Applicants may also submit a resume and KSAs via email to the address listed below. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, contact David Clardy at 615-382-9863 ext. 2. or [email protected].
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates will be considered without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status or membership or non-membership in any employee organization.