USDA Forest Service Jobs – Loan Assistant / Specialist

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Job Description:

This vacancy will close at the end of the open period or when selections has been made, whichever comes first. It will be used to collect applications and fill vacant positions as they become available in the Northeast Region (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV).

Duty location will be determined upon selection. Pay will be determined in accordance with the locality pay of the duty station.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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-
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  • 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.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Forest Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Manchester, NH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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