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Farm Service Agency County KEY Program Technician - Purchasing/HR in College Station, Texas

Summary Three (3) vacancies - one vacancy each in Districts 1-5; Districts 6-10; and Districts 11-15. The duty station for this position will be determined by the current duty station of the selected applicant. Major responsibilities for this position would include serving as an expert in two of the following programs: WEBTA and Purchasing. In addition to local county office duties, the position supports designated programs in the defined area in cooperation with the TX State FSA Office, Admin. Div. Responsibilities Assists the State Office with projects as assigned. Serve as a central resource for expert guidance, coordination, and assistance at the county office level with a district-wide or statewide collaboration for assigned programs. Explains procedures, program regulations and forms in the assigned programs to agency personnel. Provides guidance on web-based software applications to Program Technicians. Develops and contributes creative ideas and solutions to program operations and/or issues resulting in added value to the State's products and services. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM. 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-08 level if you have the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled equivalent to the CO-07 in FSA County service or GS-07 in FSA Federal service. 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. Education Additional Information Veterans preference does not apply since this position is being advertised under Title 7 authorities. Relocation expenses are not authorized. When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. This is a Title 7, Non-Federal, Non-Civil Service position. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). Optional - This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements in accordance with Department and Agency directives.