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Foods Systems Coordinator (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Organization Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Location 116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
Description

This position, (Foods Systems Coordinator, Job Opening #622473), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kristin Haas at kristin.haas@vermont.gov. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers to be considered.

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Overview 

Support the programs that help ensure the safety of Vermont’s food supply and protect consumers at the gas pump and in grocery stores! If you are looking for an office-based job with enough diversity to satisfy the most adventuresome at heart, this position is for you! 

The Food Systems Coordinator will enjoy tremendous diversity in the daily job responsibilities, ranging from providing administrative support to the Dairy, Meat and Poultry, Consumer Protection and Animal Health sections of the Agency of Agriculture to engaging in activities that help ensure the efficiency and productivity of the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Division. Opportunities for involvement in Agency-wide initiatives and project management exist, and the successful applicant must enjoy interacting with the public and a variety of program managers and colleagues to be successful in these endeavors. Consider joining the great hard working team at the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets by applying today!  

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General Job Description 

Complex administrative and management work as an assistant to multiple Divisions within the Agency of Agriculture, with a focus on food safety regulatory program support. Positions in this class are expected to have a significant amount of authority and accountability for the work performed and are expected to develop and maintain systems and protocols for managing the administrative activities of multiple programs, including enforcement, licensing, and electronic data management. Positions in this class must be able to multi-task, independently prioritize workload to ensure all goals are met, and be detail-oriented to ensure accuracy of the work completed. Although each position in the class will have a single supervisor, individuals must be able to take direction from, and collaborate productively with, multiple Agency managers and external stakeholders. The position must have a working understanding of dairy production/processing and /or other agricultural food sectors that produce food for human consumption in order to manage related responsibilities effectively.

To read the entire job specification for this position, please visit DHR Job Specifications.

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Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor's degree AND employed for a minimum of one year by a state or federal dairy, produce or other food production regulatory program OR by a business that produces, distributes, or provides laboratory services to these food production industries.

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Associate's degree AND employed for a minimum of two years by a state or federal dairy, produce or other food production regulatory program OR by a business that produces, distributes, or provides laboratory services to these food production industries.

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High school diploma or equivalent AND employed for a minimum of three years by a state or federal dairy, produce or other food production regulatory program OR by a business that produces, distributes, or provides laboratory services to these food production industries.

Administrative duties are those beyond general clerical or secretarial, such as interpretation of laws, rules and regulations; data collection and analysis; managing support services; and implementing program policies and procedures.

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Total Compensation 

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including: 

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance:  Flexible schedules, 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics?  Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Date Posted November 30th, 2017
Deadline December 13th, 2017
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Dairy, Support organization: Food Production, Fruits, Vegetables
Type Full Time
Compensation $19.51/hourly
How to Apply Visit http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers and search for Job Opening #622473.

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