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132600
AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST 3
TS310     $41,912 - $73,445
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 01/17/2019

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To examine, inspect and investigate products, facilities, services, commodities, and/or livestock to ensure compliance with and enforcement of laws and regulations concerning Meat Inspection, Agricultural Commodities, Weights & Measures, and/or Livestock. Incumbents must perform four or more functions, 15% of the time each, as listed in Examples of Work.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from an Agriculture Specialist District Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May provide project or technical supervision to lower level Agriculture Specialists.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from an Agriculture Specialist District Supervisor.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Agriculture & Forestry.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Agriculture Specialist 2 by responsibility for performing four or more functions, 15% of the time, as listed in Examples of Work.

Differs from Agriculture Specialist District Supervisor by lack of responsibility for district supervision within a division of the department.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Incumbents will perform 4 or more of the functions noted below as a regular part of work. Each function must be performed a minimum of 15% of the time.
1. Federal/State Meat Inspection (USDA Certification required)
2. Federal/State Meat Cooperative Agreement Inspections (Federal Badge required)
3. State Poultry & Egg Inspections (USDA License Required)
4. Federal/State Poultry & Egg Cooperative Agreement Inspections (Federal Badge required)
5. Meat Grading & Certification
6. US Dept. of Commerce Seafood Inspection (USDC License required)
7. State Seafood Inspection
8. Fruit & Vegetable Collaborator Inspection (USDA Fruit & Vegetable License required)
9. State Fruit & Vegetable Inspection
10. USDA Dairy Inspection (Federal License required)
11. Alligator Certification (Federal License required)
12. Weights and Measures Inspections (Certification by National Institute for Standards and Technology required)
13. Grain Inspections
14. Milk Testing
15. Testing of Heavy-Duty Scales (Certification by National Institute for Standards and Technology required)
16. Testing of Light-Duty Scales (Certification by National Institute for Standards and Technology required).
17. Milk Tank Testing & Calibration
18. Grain Sampling & Grading
19. Warehouse Licensing
20. Warehouse Receipt Monitoring
21. Moisture Measuring Device Registration & Testing
22. Livestock Disease Eradication

Obtains/maintains any licensing, certification, and/or badges required to perform assigned functions.

Ensures that federal and state rules, laws, and regulations governing assigned functions are enforced to ensure compliance.

Reports all violations noticed and activates remedial action as necessary.

Prepares work reports on daily activities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with at least twelve semester hours in agribusiness, agricultural science, agronomy, animal science, biology, botany, chemistry, dairy science, entomology, environmental science, food science, forestry, geology, horticulture, physical science, physics, plant pathology, poultry science, soil science, veterinary science, wildlife and fisheries science, zoology, or any combination AND an additional twelve semester hours in accounting, agribusiness, agricultural science, agronomy, animal science, biology, botany, chemistry, dairy science, economics, education, entomology, environmental science, food science, forestry, geology, health sciences, horticulture, management, marketing, physical science, physics, plant pathology, poultry science, soil science, veterinary science, wildlife and fisheries science, zoology or any combination PLUS two years of professional level experience in inspecting or enforcing for compliance with agricultural laws, rules or regulations.

SUBSTITUTION:
Experience in inspecting or enforcing for compliance with agricultural laws, rules or regulations, or inspection and testing of weighing and measuring devices will substitute for the baccalaureate degree and specialized coursework on the basis of 30 semester hours with 6 semester hours of specialized coursework for one year of experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.