Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Supervisor

Recruitment #211122-2177AR-001

Introduction



Are you a Department of Agriculture employee looking to advance your career and continue to make an impaCT? If so, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has one available opening for an Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Supervisor (AMIR). The position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
The position will be responsible for scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing the work of staff involved in the milk safety program, animal disease surveillance program(s), and response to complaints. The AMIR Supervisor is considered a working supervisor and will continue to keep a (reduced) work load of field work inspecting facilities and assisting with investigations. 

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL: 
  • Represent the department through collaborating with outside agencies and officials, as well as the general public
  • Be expected to be knowledgeable in wide array of department programs
  • Be able to explain these programs as well as department policy concerning these programs
The incumbent in this call will work closely with the Bureau Director, Assistant Bureau Director, and State Veterinarian regarding planning, as well as development and maintenance of written policy and procedures for the various programs assigned.

As a State employee, this position offers the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Agriculture, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

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; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and methodologies of production, marketing, research development or processing of agricultural commodities; considerable knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of agricultural and/or business development practices; considerable knowledge of operations of regulated business or industry; knowledge of program planning, development and evaluation; some knowledge of lease and/or contracts preparation and monitoring; 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 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 Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. 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.
  2. A Master’s degree in agriculture or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience conducting inspections and investigations at agricultural operations such as dairy farms, milk processors, animal meat production, and poultry facilities
  • Experience establishing and maintaining standard operating procedures and policies concerning regulatory programs
  • Experience as a liaison between an agency and outside officials, businesses or organizations
  • Experience with regulatory program planning, development and evaluation
  • Experience with training employees in the areas of conducting inspections of food and/or animal disease surveillance

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.