Department of Administrative Services

Agriculture Farmland Preservation Supervisor (35 Hour) (0117EE)

$41.02-$57.41 Hourly / $2,871.46-$4,018.63 BiWeekly /
$74,945.11-$104,886.24 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Agriculture this class is accountable for coordinating and facilitating Statewide farmland preservation programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from an Agriculture Bureau Director or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises property agents and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance, conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs application evaluation, appraisal, negotiations, survey, and purchase of development rights to farmland; reports on status of program to the media, the Commissioner, the Farmland Preservation Advisory Committee, the Legislature and the public; assists municipalities and other State agencies' activities by reviewing plans for projects and recommending opposition or support for projects to protect farmland; gathers information and prepares Request for Proposal (RFP) materials for Unites States Department of Agriculture to secure cooperative funds for conservations easements; prepares paperwork and assures allocation of funds to recipients resulting from farmland preservation programs (State, Federal or private sources); oversees enforcement of development rights restrictions and regulations and works with the Attorney General to correct violations; acts as agency liaison to municipal and Federal farmland protection agencies; prepares budgets, letters, and reports; testifies as expert witness in court; develops programs for farmland preservation (e.g., programs to encourage municipal farmland preservation or to counterbalance federal legislation affecting agriculture); coordinates and supervises the agency's property management activities including boundary surveying and maintenance of legal documents, agreements, and maps; drafts deeds and supervises work assignments under contract to surveyors, appraisers, and attorneys; coordinates lease program for farm use of State-owned vacant land; writes regulations and lease forms to implement program; coordinates Farm Waste Management Program; implements program to lessen agricultural damage due to flooding; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of farming operations and soil characteristics; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of procedures used in title searching in preparing deeds and related documents; knowledge of the effect of deed and tract restrictions and income and estate taxes on property; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in program development and administration involving property acquisitions, land surveys, title searches, and real estate appraisals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in farmland conservation or environmental preservation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in agriculture, natural resources planning, soils science, or other closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

  1. The classification of Agriculture Farmland Preservation Supervisor is assigned to Salary Group ES 28a.
  2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 29.
  3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(29)-Acquisition/Leasing

BARGAINING UNIT

(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

EE 28

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing title for the class of Agriculture Farmland Preservation Director in Salary Group ES 28 approved effective February 11, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/27/2013

CLASS: 0117EE; EST: 10/12/1984; REV: 12/27/2013;