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AGRI PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Date:  Feb 21, 2021
Req ID:  1725
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPT
Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,340

Position Number: 22087983 
County: Statewide 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,340 
Plant Industries, QCC Section 

 

Hiring Authority:

#1 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AR  72205

501/219-6335

mike.stage@agriculture.arkansas.gov

 

As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: B072C

Grade: GS07

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00

Summary

The Agri Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing and implementing various programs, and conducting outreach activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Directs the work activities of a small professional staff including interviewing and hiring, reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Plans, coordinates, and directs program planning, development, and administration by establishing operational priorities and coordinating these operations with other functions within and outside the division and agency. Plans and coordinates the implementation of new programs, develops program goals and objectives ensuring compliance with federal and state levels. Monitors the use of agricultural chemicals to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Plans and implements inspection procedures in order to maintain consistency within the agency. Determines when re-inspections should be performed and when quarantines should be enforced. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws, and United States Department of Agriculture regulations applicable to services. Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of principles and practices of organization and administration. Ability to develop and maintain working relationships. Ability to maintain accurate and orderly records. Ability to organize and direct activities.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in agriculture; plus two years of experience in an agriculture program, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Ability to administer and enforce laws and rules pertaining to public grain warehouses, grain dealers and catfish processors.
  • 3 or more years’ experience conducting financial audits.
  • Requires frequent in state travel.
  • Ability to climb heights above 50 feet, wear safety gear and respirator mask for brief periods.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

 

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock