Position Details

Program Support Specialist

ID: AWI-033 Location: Baraboo, WI Posted Date: 10/5/2023 Agency: USDA
Wage/Hr: $26.00 Hours/Week: 20-40     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 aged 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 who 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. Positions listed here do not guarantee employment for any definite period. 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 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 established through a Cooperative Agreement funded by the USDA-NRCS and administered by NEW Solutions. Please note, this opportunity applies to applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.


Provides Program Support for NRCS Wisconsin Southwest Area and Field Offices with the implementation of Farm Bill programs. Program Support Specialist will support services for planning/contracting functions associated with the contract process from application, to obligation, payment, and closeout.

  • Reviews accuracy of documentation, compliance with regulations, and justification of vouchers, invoices, claims, statements, and miscellaneous paperwork associated with program contracts; reviews/uploads program information into an applicable database; and forwards completed documents to financial management staff for payment. 40%
  • Assemble contract folders according to program guidelines; review practice components to financial cost data; identify discrepancies to be fixed before payment obligation. 25%
  • Prepare supporting documents for payment requests. Ensure payment requests comply with contract provisions and are within spending limits prior to forwarding for approval and payment submission. 15%
  • Track contract activities for progress and spot-checking; compile findings into reports. 10%
  • Other duties as needed. 10%


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience OR AA Degree

  • Valid State Driver’s license;
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel


  • Annual Information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Travel Requirements: Infrequent travel may potentially be required for NRCS meetings.
  • Air travel anticipated: Overnight travel could occur infrequently (e.g. conference attendance, multi-day meetings, etc.)
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

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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.