I worked at USDA Rural Development full-time
There are definitely opportunities for growth up to a certain level and then you would hit a ceiling. Management and Employees really are driven to help those in the surrounding rural communities. Great work-life balance.
There may be some outside of State offices they may be overlooked for promotions and somewhat slow to change overall.
Advice to Management
Don't be afraid to look at the unconventional candidate for potential. potential
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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