In the Department of Agriculture this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in the development, promotion, regulation and inspection of agricultural businesses, production and processing plants and retail facilities for compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Receives general direction from an Agriculture Bureau Director, Agriculture Assistant Bureau Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises professional, clerical and other lower level 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;
Interprets and explains related laws, regulations and policies to concerned parties;
Supervises staff and daily activities of a statewide marketing, inspection, regulatory or licensing program;
May provide budgetary input;
May assist in planning and implementation of related IT systems;
May speak before lay and professional groups regarding agency policies, procedures and programs;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant agency policies and procedures;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles, practices and methodologies of production, marketing, research development or processing of agricultural commodities;
inspection and investigation methods and techniques;
agricultural and/or business development practices;
operations of regulated business or industry;
program planning, development and evaluation;
lease and/or contracts preparation and monitoring;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in the marketing, research, development, production or inspection of agricultural commodities or businesses.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of an Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in agriculture or a 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.
A Master’s degree in agriculture or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Supervisor in Salary Group AR 24 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-265