County Program Technician

Farm Service Agency - Department of Agriculture

Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM. ** 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-04 level if you have one of the following qualifications: Successful completion of two 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 may be substituted for experience. OR One year general experience of progressively responsible clerical, office work, or equal background in the operations of a farm or ranch that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. You may start at the CO-05 level if you have one of the following qualifications: Successful completion of 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 may be substituted for specialized experience. OR One year specialized experience applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to any farm or agricultural program. You may start at the CO-06 level if you have one of the following qualifications: One year specialized experience applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to process and service farm or agricultural programs. You may start at the CO-07 level if you have one of the following qualifications: One year specialized experience applying office methods and procedures to provide clerical and limited technical support to independently perform a full range of farm program processes. 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.
This is a County Program Technician position located in the Dallas County FSA Office in Fordyce, Arkansas. Major responsibilities for this position can be found below.