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Job opening: Supervisory Loan Specialist (Commercial)

Salary: $103 409 - 135 425 per year
City: Albia
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position may be located in any USDA/Rural Development (RD) office in Iowa. The incumbent is primarily responsible for program planning, policy development, administration, coordination and evaluation of the full scope of activities related to the State's rural utility and community facility loan, loan guarantee, and grant programs. There is one vacancy that may be filled at any of the locations listed. Remote/Virtual Position: NO


Serves as the authority in Community Program policies and activities comprising the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and Community Facilities (CF) programs. Evaluates community program operations by conducting or directing special studies and analyzing reports and materials on program activities and problems. Develops and makes policy decisions that will be in the best interest of the RUS and CF Programs. Provides policy updates and training in community program law and regulation. Reviews and/or directs the review of loan dockets to determine conformance to policy and procedural requirements. Manages Community Program fund allocations. Collaborates with the management team to develop and implement Rural Development’s marketing program for the state.


  • 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.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet the Time-in-Grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. GS-13 level: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 or its nonfederal equivalent that demonstrates: Experience processing and servicing a full range of loans, which provided a knowledge and understanding of financing and credit of loan and/or grant programs. Experience should demonstrate use of judgment in providing financial management guidance to borrowers; ascertaining and analyzing borrower's financial capacity, and evaluating the general economic and financial conditions that affect the organization risk in granting, guaranteeing, or insuring the loan; and demonstrated leadership experience providing guidance and direction to a group of employees in processing and servicing loans and/or grant programs. There is no education substitution for this grade level. NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-1165 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Qualifications are based upon meeting specialized experience only. Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.


  • Address Rural Development 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20250 US
  • Name: Jeremy Rowe
  • Email: [email protected]