The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg), is currently accepting applications for an Agriculture Marketing & Inspection Representative 1 (AMIR 1), with the Bureau of Regulatory Services, to support the agency's dairy product safety and inspection programs.
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Full time, 40 hours per week
First shift, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Monday through Friday
Location: 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT
A flex schedule is available for work-related schedule adjustments, which may result in early morning facility inspections, and the attendance of industry meetings on nights and weekends
In-state travel will be frequently required; a state car will be provided
Out of state travel may be required annually, to attend trainings/meetings/seminars
The AMIR 1 will be expected to assist in a variety of state and federal regulatory programs, for the Bureau of Regulatory Services. Candidates must have an understanding of and experience in general agricultural practices and regulating livestock, milk, and dairy product safeties.
Our Mission: The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state's economy.
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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 .
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Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh, at [email protected].
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Agriculture, this class is
accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the
development 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
Promotes and develops
domestic and international markets for agricultural products;
Conducts seminars to
assist in development of agricultural businesses and products;
Makes presentations to
public and private groups regarding agricultural programs or issues;
Conducts surveys and
disseminates technical information to promote development of agricultural
businesses, land development and conservation within state;
Gathers information and
May conduct or
coordinate special marketing projects;
Performs related duties
Inspects dairy farms,
processing plants, livestock and poultry farms, feed and fertilizer plants,
storage facilities, stores and seed packers for compliance with state and
federal laws and regulations;
Collects samples for
testing, conducts tests and interprets results in accordance with state and
federal laws and regulations;
Checks permits, licenses
and interstate health charts;
Gathers and records information and writes reports;
Responds to related
complaints from general public;
May inspect dairy
products at schools;
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
production, marketing, research development or
processing of agricultural businesses or commodities;
wholesale and retail marketing practices;
business development and promotional techniques
relevant local, state and federal laws and
state and federal legislative process;
animal disease control methods and procedures;
inspection and investigation methods and
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in the marketing,
research, development, production or inspection of agricultural commodities or
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
Successful completion of
a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
Experience with agricultural businesses or commodities, including dairy production and processing
Experience performing inspections, investigations, and evaluations of industry requirements for a safe and secure food supply
Experience reviewing local, state, and federal laws and regulations
Experience with animal disease control methods and procedures
Experience with writing investigation reports
Experience utilizing computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite and cloud-based services
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and
retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift
heavy objects; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions; may be
exposed to some risk of injury from animals.