Agricultural Loan Administrator

State of Hawaii
HI 1428 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814, United States


Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 24-0071- This position heads the Agricultural Loan Division for the Department of Agriculture.

Salary:  $9,726.00 to $15,565.00 per month (EM-07, Minimum to Maximum)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.   The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

This position heads the Agricultural Loan Division for the Department of Agriculture.  The Agricultural Loan Administrator's basic responsibility is to plan, execute and administer the program of the Agricultural Loan Division.  The Administrator must promote and plan for the expansion of the loan base through participation loans as well as legislative appropriations.  In providing this leadership and direction, the Administrator must keep abreast of current local, national, and international agricultural conditions and trends.  The purpose, ultimately, is to promote and encourage agricultural credit investment in Hawaii's companies, through cooperation with commercial banks, Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism and other state agencies, American AgCredit, Farm Services Agency and other agencies under the control of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Under the direction of the Chairperson, Board of Agriculture, the position serves as Chief Agricultural Loan Officer for the State of Hawaii and directs the activities of the Agricultural Loan Division. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Legal Authorization to Work:

The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Education:   A bachelor's degree, preferably in Business or Agricultural Economics from an accredited four year college or university.

Specialized Experience:  Four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in commercial lending and agricultural or farm financing programs as follows:

1) Commercial Lending: Minimum of two (2) years of experience which demonstrated possession of knowledge and abilities required to analyze the credit position of businesses; evaluate the collateral offered for security for loans considering earned and potential income;, the skill and integrity of management, the financial stability of the business, the relation of inventories to market values and related factors; make appropriate modifications or adjustments of terms to ensure repayment of delinquent or potentially delinquent loans; determine appropriate action relative to the acquisition, management, sale or liquidation of real estate, equipment or other collateral to provide satisfactory settlement of defaulted loans; provide guidance and advice to borrowers as to sound financing policies and wise use of credit; and conduct analyses of business to provide advice regarding all aspects of planning, marketing, financial control, management control, production, operations organization, inventory management and personnel administration.


2) Agricultural Financing or Farm Business Management Experience:  Minimum of two (2) years of responsible work experience which involved the analysis of applications for agricultural loans conducting the analysis and evaluation of financial and credit risk factors in determining eligibility for an agricultural loan on behalf of a lender or experience which involved the application of agricultural concepts, principles and practices involved in farm management and operations.

Supervisory Work Experience: One (1) year of work experience supervising others performing work as described under the Specialized Experience Requirement above.  Such experience must have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter area, and included:
(1) Planning, organizing, and directing the work of others;
(2) Assigning and reviewing their work;
(3) Advising them on difficult problem areas;
(4) Timing and Scheduling their work;
(5) Training and developing new employees; and
(6) Disciplining them when necessary.

Managerial Work Experience: One (1) year of professional experience which involved responsibility for identifying program goals and objectives and evaluating their attainment; identifying resource needs (manpower, materials, equipment); planning, organizing, and coordinating program activities to attain program objectives within time, resource and budgetary limitation; developing procedures; and actively participating in policy determination, budget formulation and execution.

Substitutions Allowed:  Relevant substitutions as described in the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

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