Department of Administrative Services

Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 1 (4884AR)

$29.47-$37.21 Hourly / $2,357.48-$2,977.17 BiWeekly /
$61,530.23-$77,704.14 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Agriculture, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the development and inspection of agricultural businesses, production and processing plants and retail facilities for compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 2 or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

MARKETING PROGRAMS: Promotes and develops domestic and international markets for agricultural products; conducts seminars to assist in development of agricultural businesses and products; makes presentations to public and private groups regarding agricultural programs or issues; conducts surveys and market research; develops and disseminates technical information to promote development of agricultural businesses, land development and conservation within state; gathers information and prepares reports; may conduct or coordinate special marketing projects; performs related duties as required.

INSPECTION PROGRAMS: Inspects dairy farms, processing plants, livestock and poultry farms, feed and fertilizer plants, storage facilities, stores and seed packers for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations; collects samples for testing, conducts tests and interprets results in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations; checks permits, licenses and interstate health charts; observes sampling techniques; gathers and records information and writes reports; responds to related complaints from general public; may inspect dairy products at schools; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of production, marketing, research development or processing of agricultural businesses or commodities; knowledge of wholesale and retail marketing practices; knowledge of business development and promotional techniques and strategies; knowledge of relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of state and federal legislative process; knowledge of plant and animal disease control methods and procedures; knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in the marketing, research, development, production or inspection of agricultural commodities or businesses.

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.

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift heavy objects; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions; may be exposed to some risk of injury from animals.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(14)-Inspection-Investigation

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 21

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 1 in Salary Group AR 21 approved effective August 4, 1995. (2012 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/15/2012

CLASS: 4884AR; EST: 5/1/1948; REV: 2/15/2012;