Agriculture Development Specialist II - Limited Service (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)
|Organization||Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets|
116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
The Agriculture Development Division seeks a highly motivated individual to oversee the development of the newly awarded USDA Dairy Business Innovation Center housed at VAAFM and representing the northeast and New England regions. The Vermont-Northeast DBIC is currently funded with $6.5 million dollars and supports the dairy sector through grants, technical assistance, and research focused on new ideas, diversification, and expanding markets. The Vermont-Northeast DBIC works in conjunction with two other national centers located in Wisconsin and Tennessee who are providing services to their respective regions.
Who May Apply
This position, Agriculture Development Specialist II (Job Requisition #8344), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.
Duties are performed in a variety of settings, including open floorplan office, producer and market sites, and public events, project sites and potential hearing settings. Substantial in-state, regional, and out-of-state travel is involved for which private reliable means of transportation must be available. Routine public contact and communication, both verbally and in writing, is expected. An incumbent must coordinate activities with other departmental staff, the Secretary of the Agency and Deputy Secretary, and interact considerably with agricultural and land development business people, interest groups and the general public. Certain required activities will occur outside of normal office hours.
Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more of experience at or above a technical level in agriculture, marketing, environmental conversation, communications, land use planning or another relevant field.
At least two (2) years of experience as an Agriculture Development Specialist I in Vermont State service.
Completion of Lean White Belt training
Experience assisting in the annualized management of grant and program funding.
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:
Equal Opportunity Employer
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||August 13th, 2020|
|Deadline||September 10th, 2020|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Compensation||Application Deadline Date: 09/10/2020 Req ID: 8344 Department: Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency Location: Montpelier, VT, US Position Type: Limited Service Schedule Type: Full Time Hourly Rate: $25.09|
|How to Apply||Who May Apply This position, Agriculture Development Specialist II (Job Requisition #8344), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Laura.Ginsburg@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 to be considered.|