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AGRI PROGRAM SPECIALIST

The Agri Program Specialist is responsible for administering agricultural, forestry or environmental programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency

Class Code:

B147C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

This job may require frequent in-state travel.

Typical Functions:

Assists in developing, directing, and coordinating the implementation of state and federal programs. Manages program budgets and procures goods and services to meet objectives. Interprets policies, procedures, rules and regulations concerning agricultural, forestry or environmental programs. Provides information and technical assistance to local government officials and citizens. Conducts meetings and presents workshops to inform stakeholders of agency policy, best practices and state and federal grant programs. Performs grant administration duties consisting of grant application reviews, project performance and summary reports. Performs other duties as assigned. Forestry Division – Reforestation: Assists with tree improvement and reforestation activities including progeny testing and grafting. Provides management and supervision. Forestry Division €“ Fire Weather: Monitors weather for high fire conditions and documents prescribed burning for 75 counties in the state. Assists with mapping of fires and serves as a backup dispatcher as needed. Works with federal agencies and state agencies on projects regarding the National Fire Danger Rating System.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws regulations and governing agriculture, forestry, and environmental programs. Knowledge of planning and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to manage grant funded programs, monitor progress and meet desired objectives. Ability to develop and implement best management practices and provided technical assistance to a diverse group of stakeholders. Ability to conduct on-site inspections to determine compliance with standards, laws, and/or regulations, evaluate and document results, and recommend corrective actions. Ability to gather and analyze data and prepare reports. Ability to provide verbal and written information.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry, environmental science, natural science, or a related field; plus, one year of experience in environmental regulation or related field. 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:

Exempt:

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