Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 1

Recruitment #210112-4884AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg) is seeking a full-time Agriculture Marketing & Inspections Representative 1 (AMIR 1) whose duties will include inspection of a wide range of agricultural businesses for compliance with state and federal law and department regulations. The AMIR 1 will independently perform a full range of tasks including inspections, investigations, and responding to complaints involving agricultural businesses, commercial and hobby farms, production and processing plants and retail facilities. 

The position is full-time, 40-hours a week, Monday - Friday, though the schedule of days and hours may require work on some weekends and holidays, depending on regulatory and inspection needs. The position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103.  The position may require working directly with livestock and/or poultry. The position will require travel around the state for inspection purposes. Travel outside of the state may be required for program conferences and trainings. 

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at Raisa.Capellan@ct.gov

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of production and processing of agricultural businesses or commodities; 
  • Knowledge of relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to plant and animal disease control methods and procedures; 
  • Experience in inspection and investigation methods and techniques including writing investigation reports; 
  • Experience in business development and promotional techniques and strategies related to agriculture;  
  • Experience using written and oral communication.

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.