Farm Loan Officer Trainee - O`Neill, NE.

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2023


Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency is seeking to fill a full-time, permanent Farm Loan Officer Trainee position in the Holt-Boyd County FSA office in O’Neill, Nebraska.

The Farm Loan Officer Trainee (which will be listed as Loan Assistant/Specialist in the job announcement) is hired as a full-time employee while completing a two-year training program to become a Farm Loan Officer. The position works in a developmental capacity, receiving on-the-job and classroom training until graduating to the position of Farm Loan Officer. Farm Loan Officers assist in making, servicing and supervising loans and providing technical guidance and credit counseling to loan applicants and borrowers. The selectee for this position will work directly with farmers, ranchers and land owners as part of an office team approach.

Good candidates for this type of position often have some level of college, but individuals with strong business backgrounds, especially in agricultural business, also may be strong candidates, regardless of education level.

The vacancy announcement for the Farm Loan Officer Trainee position (listed as Loan Assistant/Specialist in the job announcement) can be found at the following link: This vacancy announcement will close on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.


All USDA Farm Service Agency positions come with a generous benefits package. You can find more information on these benefits by clicking here and looking under Find Your Career with Nebraska FSA.

The candidates must complete the application process and submit all required documents electronically by 10:59 p.m. Central Time (CT) on the date the announcement closes. Specific information regarding the positions, qualification requirements and how to apply is outlined in the vacancy announcements. Please note it is an online application process. Interested candidates shall closely follow the instructions under HOW TO APPLY: in the vacancy announcement.

Please let Andrea Benes, administrative specialist, Nebraska Farm Service Agency, know if you have any questions in regard to the vacancy process. She can be reached at or (402) 437-5455.