A class incumbent oversees/administers the State Farm Program to ensure sufficient, reliable labor to harvest crops for those employees using the Interstate Agricultural Clearance System; provides technical advice on actions required to maintain compliance with applicable migrant and seasonal farmworker laws, rules and regulations.
- Arranges employment of up to 700 migrant and seasonal farmworker's per year.
- Works with up to 30 crews per year.
Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements. Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.
Read, write and speak Spanish fluently.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Administers the Farm Labor Clearance System; coordinates labor availability from supply states; assures compliance with applicable law; maintains contact with growers to solidify or adjust the dates that work crews are needed; coordinates with state public health agency on worker housing issues; writes clearance order contracts; arranges for transportation, and prepares crew manifest records.
- Oversees statewide farm programs to keep agricultural employers, farm labor contractors, and migrant and seasonal farmworker's advised of their rights and responsibilities under state and federal laws.
- Establishes state performance goals and acts as technical advisor to the division/department regarding the farm program.
- Develops and maintains crew tracking system for the migration of out-of-state migrant and seasonal farmworker's to ensure that growers receive updated information on the status of their crews and, to determine if crews will arrive as scheduled or if alternative plans must be made.
- Oversees crew rotation (for underemployed migrant and seasonal farmworker's) for growers with additional labor needs such as harvesting perishable crops that are maturing early.
- Conducts random field checks to ensure that working conditions, housing and pay comply with applicable laws and interstate clearance order stipulations.
- Conducts wage surveys to define migrant and seasonal farmworkers prevailing wage rate: collect data on crop activities, rates of pay, total interstate and intrastate workers, units of production, hours worked.
- Speaks at or participates in meetings, conferences, workshops to provide information on state's farm program; acts as liaison with special interest groups.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for State Farm Program Coordinator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
- Six months experience in resolving labor law or employment discrimination complaints.
- Six months experience in interpreting labor or employment laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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