Federal/State Contract Grader
|Department||Department of Agriculture and Food and Forestry|
|Date Opened||10/25/2012 11:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/15/2012 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$2,209.00 - $3,681.00/month|
|Full or Part Time||
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, conducting, coordinating and supervising technical and professional work operations related to an assigned agricultural program or in an assigned area or district to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and to provide protection for consumers and others within the industry. Responsibilities include performing inspections, grading, reporting, samplings, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and specialized functions such as market reporting.
This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of job assignments, the level of expertise required to perform assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others or the management of assigned functions.
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities involving beginning level work in a training status to build their skills in conducting investigations, performing basic professional analysis and interpreting state and federal laws, rules and regulations concerning agricultural products and services. In this role they will be involved in the evaluation of inspection and survey data, preparing technical records and reports, and assisting in making recommendations concerning remedial action to correct environmental or water problems.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural, biological, plant, animal, physical or natural science, food technology, or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or possession of the appropriate USDA license prescribed by the contract creating the position.
Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma Drivers license and be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with the position. Must be willing & able to climb ladders, catwalks or other high objects, be able to lift 50 pounds and able to work unusual hours when necessary. Must be able to pass a color vision examination by a license optometrist before entering on duty.
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.