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AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR SUPV

WEIGHTS & MEASURES FIELD SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #18-002877-0001

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

This is a Field Supervisor position that primarily works in the Central Maryland Region and may require occasional travel to other Regions.

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as Field Supervisor within a specified geographic area or statewide as assigned to provide supervision, guidance and general policy interpretation to inspectors at the field level to ensure equity in commercial transactions between buyers and sellers of commodities and services. These activities are pursuant to the requirements of Title 11, Agricultural Article Annotated Code of Maryland which is Maryland's Weight's and Measures Law.

POSITION DUTIES

Will perform inspections and tests of any type of weighing and measuring device, including special applications and prototype systems and all types of random and standard prepackaged commodities.

Serves as a coordinator and instructor in on the job training and formal classroom training for inspection personnel. Develops lesson plans, training schedules, and audio visual materials for use in training efforts.

Has complete supervisory responsibility in specialized investigations and inspections and makes independent decisions when complex inspection findings may result in controversial or borderline judgments.

Independently supervises and coordinates a wide variety of complex investigations in response to general consumer or specific inquiries that allege incorrect weight or measures of misuse of devices.

Reviews work quality, performs audits and ongoing performance evaluations of subordinate activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Five years of experience in one of the following: production, processing, marketing, grading or inspection of agricultural products or chemicals; assisting veterinarians in the care and management of animals; animal disease control; care or management of livestock or inspecting veterinary hospitals, riding stables or livestock dealers; installation, inspection, repair, or testing of weighting, volumetric measuring or counting devices; inspection labeling and packaging; pesticide sales, use, regulation, or application; production, maintenance or inspection of a tree plantation or nursery stock; pest or weed control; wildlife population censuring; or the production, sales, inspection or testing of seed or turf products. At least two years of this experience must include work as a local, State or federal inspector.

Notes:

1. Applicants may substitute fifteen credit hours in agriculture; animal, biological, environmental, food or physical sciences; chemistry; mathematics; engineering, or law enforcement at an accredited college or university for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.   

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in quality assurance, inspection and grading classification or quality assurance, inspection and grading specialty codes in the agricultural commodity grading field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

1. At least one year of supervisory experience.

2. At least one year of experience performing inspections, testing of any weighing , measuring devices or packaging.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator license’s valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees in this classification who are involved in pesticide sales, use, regulation or application or pest survey and control are required to possess and maintain a current Maryland Commercial Applicators Certification.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may be assigned to any county or region of the State and may be required to establish residence within the assigned geographic area.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or hazel.day@maryland.gov

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.