Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 1

Recruitment #210528-4884AR-001

Introduction



ThState of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg) is seeking two (2) full-time Agriculture Marketing & Inspection Representative 1 (AMIR 1) positions to support grant program administration and website management for the agency. The positions will be based out of 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A flex schedule is available for work-related schedule adjustments to attending industry meetings on nights and weekends; a telework option may also be available. In-state travel will be frequently required; a state car is provided.  Out of state travel may be required annually to attend trainings/meetings/seminars. 

The AMIR 1 will be expected to work independently managing a variety of state and federally funded grant programs for the industry.  Understanding and experience with website design and maintenance will be expected.  On-farm site visits will be necessary, therefore the incumbents must have an understanding of agriculture production and seasonality. Writing reports and coordinating events and workshops will also be required.  The ability to perform other related duties as required will be important. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  
    
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.

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

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Should you have questions regarding 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

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with agribusiness development. 
  • Experience with grant program management or experience with website management and design.    
  • Experience interacting with agricultural producers, agricultural businesses or agricultural organizations. 
  • Experience managing programs with data-driven outcomes.   
  • Experience with promotional techniques, coordinating events, workshops, or trainings.

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.







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