County Executive Director

Farm Service Agency - Department of Agriculture

** Additional Clarification from the Agency; In-State County Operations Trainees (COT) who have successfully completed the COT program or are within 30 calendar days of successfully completing the COT program. Out-of-State COTs who have successfully completed the COT Program. Former (within the last 5 years) FSA supervisory/managerial CO or GS employees with specialized experience. Current Program Technicians, who: previously completed the COT 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. 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, COT 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-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.
This position is located in the Henry County FSA Office, in Abbeville, Alabama. This position is employed by the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) committee(s).