Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Supervisor

Hybrid

Recruitment #221116-2177AR-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has one available opening for an Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Supervisor (AMIR Supervisor). This opportunity is full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedule is Monday through Friday and the first shift hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, located at 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT.

This Role will work closely with the Bureau Director, Assistant Bureau Director, and other agency leadership regarding planning, as well as development and maintenance of written policy and procedures for the various programs assigned.

The AMIR Supervisor is responsible for scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing the work of staff involved in the agricultural commodities unit, which includes produce safety, animal feed manufacturing, fertilizer, liming materials, soil amendments, hemp, shell eggs, and small-scale poultry. 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.

Discover the opportunity to: 
  • 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
  • Be able to train employees in areas of conducting inspections and enforcing regulations

    We hope you take this opportunity to further your career and make an impaCT!

Selection Plan

To apply:
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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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.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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

Duties will include supervising staff and daily activities of multiple inspection and regulatory programs; scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing work of staff; providing staff training and assistance; conducting performance evaluations; determining priorities and planning unit work, establishing and maintains unit procedures; preparing reports and correspondence; interpreting and explaining related laws, regulations and policies to concerned parties; and monitoring program specific budgets and providing input.

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 commercial agricultural operations.
  • Experience conducting inspections and investigations at animal and human food manufacturing and processing 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 agricultural commodities and agricultural production facilities.

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.