Pathways - Recent Graduate - Loan Technician

Bath, NY - Posted: 11/21/16 | SHARE:


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency serves rural communities throughout the country by investing in their communities through housing and utility infrastructure, by increasing economic opportunity, and by improving the quality of life for all rural Americans. Rural Development provides over 40 loan and grant programs in the Rural Housing and Community Facilities Services, Rural Business and Cooperative Services, and Rural Utilities Service. Rural Development supports a positive work environment and promotes diversity and inclusion for nearly 5,000 employees. 

Rural Development is a dynamic organization recruiting for employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those in rural communities and will enjoy working in a fast paced and results driven organization. Our commitment is to expand economic opportunity and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. 

This position is located in an Area Office, USDA, Rural Development (RD). This position serves as a trainee assisting higher graded technicians in performing a variety of technical and clerical support functions involving loans, grants and loan guarantee programs. 
-Provides information to field offices, and internal and external customers. 
-Prepares correspondence and maintains records, reports and files. 
-Uses automated systems to perform work assignments. 
-Reviews various loan/grant-making and related documents for the purpose of processing and servicing. 
-Researches payment information, assists borrowers with payment assistance functions. 

Travel Required 
-25% or Greater 
-6-10 Days 


Key Requirements 
-US Citizenship is required. 
-Must sign a USDA Pathways Program Participant Agreement. 
-Must complete a background and security investigation. 
-All requirements must be met by the closing of this announcement. 

The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is a 1-year Excepted Appointment program structured to help prepare and promote individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions. Recent graduates may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent appointment if all training and program requirements are met. Conversion is neither guaranteed nor conferred.
Compensation: Rural Development offers a friendly and professional working environment and such excellent benefits as: a generous salary, alternative work schedules, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.

To Apply:

Apply through; search for Job Announcement Number 

This online application includes the following: 
-A Federal resume (a more extensive version of your industry resume) 
-completion of the online questionnaire (3 sections/tabs) in 
-If you are a recent graduate you must submit a transcript as part of the questionnaire to meet that qualification

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