Agricultural Services Administrator I

Recruitment #220525-L41A-01

Introduction

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a full time Agricultural Services Administrator in the Oklahoma Forestry Services. This (PIN #04000836) is a position working in the Goldsby Office for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. The State of Oklahoma offers a comprehensive benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is up to $64,745.00 based on education and experience.

This position entails State-wide responsibilities, requiring the management of personnel involved in all aspects of tree seedling production for Forestry Services’ forest management programs.  The position will supervise a minimum of six permanent staff, up to fifteen temporary workers, and contract labor to complete the tasks to deliver seedlings to Oklahoma’s landowners and timber industry.  The incumbent will develop program goals, assign tasks, supervise on-going work projects, and monitor work project progress.  In addition, the incumbent will negotiate contracts according to State policy, ensure the contract requirements are clear and costs commensurate with project needs.  

The incumbent will develop networks to communicate with other Federal, State, and local agencies to find ways to grow and deliver the best species and quantities needed for forest management planting projects.  Interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this position.  Communication may be in person, written, phone and by electronic media. Effectively communicating conservation goals and routinely meeting with producers in Oklahoma to ensure the most scientific methodologies for cultural operations and optimum seedling material are utilized to maximize growth and production.  The incumbent must ensure that FRC is growing quality seedlings while balancing cost/benefit.  The incumbent will also oversee Forestry Services’ Forest Tree Improvement program located at Idabel, OK.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of state and federal laws concerning agricultural production and environmental protection; of various agricultural products and services and industry operations in the area of assignment; of business and economics theory; of general accounting principles; of various plant and animal diseases; of weights and measures; of budget preparation and control; and of supervisory principles and practices. Ability is required to manage programs and personnel; to interpret state and federal laws; to prepare and develop training programs; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to write technical reports; and to supervise and direct the work of others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, forestry, public administration, marketing, chemistry, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, or a closely related field and three years of experience in agricultural inspection, regulation or production, forestry, plant industries, laboratory management, consumer protection, or public administration, plus two years of experience in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The job requires outdoor work 50% of the time in adverse conditions.
Travel is required up to 10% of the time.

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