I worked at USDA Rural Development full-time (More than 5 years)
Easy job. Most people enjoy what they do there. Offer better training for new employee's. Can move anywhere in the US since it's government. Ok Healthcare and time off.
Not a lot of room to move up at local office. Most people are life employees when they get a f/t offer.
Advice to Management
Keep it simple!
I applied through other source. I interviewed at USDA Rural Development (Rapid City, SD) in September 2012.
Long process. The application process is hard and the website doesn't work well. The ksa is redundant as you also submit an resume. Have to build resume around the ksa questions
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