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AGRI PLANT BOARD DIVISION MGR

The Agriculture Plant Board Division Manager is responsible for directing the activities of a specific Plant Board division. This position is governed by state

Class Code:

B029C

Job Grade:

GS09

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending hire/fire, assigning and reviewing job assignments, and evaluating performance. Supervises the compilation of reports and maintenance of records, such as feed and fertilizer tonnage reports, certification, and registration records. Reviews and approves the registration and licensing of feed, fertilizers, agricultural liming materials, and soil amendments for sale in Arkansas. Directs the field inspection of products and labels to ensure that required information is accurately presented. Directs the analysis of laboratory sample of feeds, fertilizer, limestone, and soil amendments to determine accuracy of labeling and/or to ensure conformance with registration or certification standards. Initiates regulatory actions and revocation of registrations, depending on the severity of the violation, when products are found to be mislabeled and not in compliance with statutory requirements. Manages the division’s finances by projecting costs and allocating resources, and applying for and administering federal grants for cooperative programs; develops annual and biennial budgets and tracks expenditures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of agriculture, agronomy, and plant pathology. Knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable to labeling and sale of feed, fertilizer, lime, and soil amendments. Knowledge of basic personal computer functions. Ability to interpret and apply laws. Ability to administer federal grant funds. Ability to develop budget and monitor expenditures. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, plant science, or a related field; plus four years of experience in inspection and sampling of the products regulated, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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