Position Details


Program Support Specialist

ID: ANH-009 Location: Dover, NH Posted Date: 3/1/2024 Agency: USDA
Wage/Hr: $24.00 Hours/Week: 20     Minimum Age: 55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Agricultural Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Agricultural support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a grant administered program awarded to National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The ACES program provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with NRCS staff that are doing important work every day. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium for positions budgeted at 60+ hours per pay period, Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Federal Holidays, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available for positions budgeted at 35+ hours per pay period. NOTE: Positions listed here do not guarantee employment for any definite period of time. Enrollment in the Experienced Worker Programs administered by NEW Solutions is temporary. The enrollment relationship between NEW Solutions and the Enrollee is an "at-will" relationship. This means that an Enrollee is free to terminate his or her enrollment at any time during the enrollment period, and NEW Solutions and the Agency have the right to terminate the relationship with the Enrollee. NOTE: An “ACES Enrollee” is not a federal employee, nor an employee of NEW SOLUTIONS. An “ACES Enrollee” is a participant in a grant program, which is established through a Cooperative Agreement funded by the USDA-NRCS and administered by NEW SOLUTIONS.

Duties:

This position will provide assistance to New Hampshire Field Offices by serving as a "floating" Program Support Specialist. Provides contract support with financial review and ensuring all documents are accountable in the file and uploaded in the database systems for payment obligations.

  • Assists District Conservationist to ensures completeness of miscellaneous paperwork associated with program contracts; reviews and uploads contract and customer information into applicable databases. 40%
  • Assists field office staff by assembling contract folders according to program guidelines and maintaining program tracking systems. Utilizes electronic files to maintain and provide information to field office staff and District conservationists. 30%
  • Assists District Conservationist by ensuring that appropriate and accurate supporting documents are compiled to substantiate payment requests and comply with contract provisions, identifies discrepencies to be fixed prior to payment processing and completes payment processing. 20%
  • Serves as "Backup" for reception, mailing, and record management. Assist with processing forms, maintaining program files, assists with re-organization of all field office files to meet established protocols and maintain ledgers for training, and workload/program contracts. 10%

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in Microsoft Office and proficiency in Adobe Acrobat. Use of office automation equipment including scanner, and printer. Knowledge of computer internet security/cyber security. Capable of basic letter writing and proficiency in written and verbal communications. OR HS/GED Degree in Business or Financial Management, Office of Adminstration or related field of study

  • Valid State Driver’s license; Position will require travel between Concord Field Office and Milford Field Office to complete Duties. Government vehicles will be available for between-office travel.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel
  • Adobe, MS Teams Conservation Desktop, Protracts, CART, PowerPoint

Other:

  • Annual information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Training on NH NRCS policies and procedures.
  • Travel Requirements: The position will require travel between Concord Field Office and Milford Field Office to complete duties or potentially be required for NRCS meetings.

For more information on this opportunity talk to one of our recruiters
https://newsolutions.org/jobs/contact-a-recruiter/

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.