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NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN COORD

Date:  Jun 4, 2021
Req ID:  7936
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPT
Anticipated Starting Salary:  56,039

Position Number: 22158495 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 56,039

Livestock & Poultry 

 

Hiring Authority

1 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AR  72205

501/823-1733

Email: randolph.chick@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: X217C

Grade: GS10

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $56,039.00 - $81,257.00

Summary

The NPIP Program Coordiantor is responsible for overseeing the work of the program and allied functions to ensure compliance with program standards and expectations. This position is governed by state regulations, federa laws, and USDA-APHIS-NPIP agency policy.

Functions

  • Supervises administrative support personnel by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigned and reviewing work, trainings new employees, and evaluation employee performance.
  • Monitors the work of staff that manage program diseaase testing, participant classification, and maintenance of program records.
  • Reviews and monitors work of other associated personnel who gather and analyze statistical data, laboratory findings, and other information to identify trends and program compliance.
  • Compose technical reports as needed for program areas and test findings.
  • Review, revise, and assists in the preparation of detailed reports that may include explanatory narratives and incorporate interpretations of complex state or federal regulations in compliance determination.
  • Monitors and evaluates disease control programs in poultry production facilities and, when appropriate, suggests solutions for disease control compliance needs.
  • Develops and conducts training or educational programs to facilitate company/facility compliance with various disease control regulations.
  • Responds to inquiries from members of the public regarding poultry disease hazards.
  • Prepares press releases and makes public presenatations on matters related to NPIP programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Frequent in-state travel is required and will be self-scheduled in most cases. Occasional overnight stays may be required. Performance of physical inspections of poultry production/processing facilities to determine compliance with program standards. Deal with non-compliances and manage processes to address and correct deviations from program requirements. Public speaking to a wide variety of audiences (professional, educational, interest groups, associations, etc). Enforcement of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing NPIPdivision programs and activities. Conduct public meetings for Stakeholders and coordinate responses offered/solicited for communcation to interested parties. Attend national meetings as warranted. May serve on commities of allied organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices of organization management.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of research and data collection and analytical procedure.
  • Knowledge of statistics and useful applications in decision making.
  • Ability to perform analysis of gathered information for application.
  • Ability to set parameters and implement program requirements for compiance.
  • Ability to compose content and design NPIP oversight programs to meet requirements for both industry stakeholders and regulatory officials.
  • Ability to present oral and written information in an effective manner.
  • Ability to interpret and apply pertinent state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing NPIP programs and acitivites.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in biology, poultry science, microbiology, or a related area; plus five years of hands-on experience in poultry production management, 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

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