Vermont Agriculture Development Specialist III - Economic Development Program Manager (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)
|Organization||Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets|
116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
Job Title: Agriculture Development Specialist III
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets seeks an Agriculture Development Specialist III who will be responsible for leading intra-agency collaboration to support emerging business and industry needs across Vermont’s agricultural economy. This position will work closely with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to guide economic development initiatives, including dairy innovation, maple production growth and viability, support for value-added agricultural industries, and hemp industry outreach and education efforts.
Who May Apply
This position, Agriculture Development Specialist III (Job Requisition #1192), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
How to applyhttps://careers.vermont.gov/
Duties are performed in a variety of settings, including open floorplan office, producer and market sites, and public events, project sites and potential hearing and legislative settings. Frequent in-state, regional, and out-of-state travel is involved for which private reliable means of transportation must be available. Frequent public communication and presentations, 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.
Master's degree in the field of agriculture, land use planning, natural resources management, forestry, economics, marketing, public relations, economic development, or a closely related field AND four (4) years’ experience at or above a technical level in agriculture, marketing, environmental conservation, communications, land use planning or a relevant field.
- Completion of Lean White Belt, facilitation, and program management trainings
Candidates must have experience being responsible for the annualized management of grant and program funding greater than $500,000.
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||May 7th, 2019|
|Deadline||May 20th, 2019|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Categories||Marketing, Agriculture and culinary tourism, Land access / conservation, Food Production, Dairy, Maple syrup, Food Processing or Manufacturing, General food system education, Workforce Development|
|Compensation||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: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule · 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.|
|How to Apply||This position, Agriculture Development Specialist III (Job Requisition #1192), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Abbey.Willard@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. How to apply https://careers.vermont.gov/|