- Grain Inspection Compliance Coordinator
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is professional and administrative work in the coordination of compliance review and training activities for the grain inspection program of the Department of Agriculture at service point locations throughout the state.
The employee in this class is responsible for the coordination and implementation of internal review activities to ensure compliance of the grain inspection program with federal and state laws, regulations and policies. Work involves conducting on-site reviews of grain inspection service points, documenting deficiencies, recommending and monitoring corrective actions. Work also involves providing specialized training and technical assistance to service point managers and other personnel. General supervision is received from the Director of the Division of Grain Inspection & Warehousing; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable discretion, judgment and a high degree of initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
Conducts on-site reviews of grain inspection service points, including examining inspection reports and employee training records, checking the condition of equipment, observing inspection procedures, and interviewing personnel and grain industry clients to determine compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and policies.
Prepares reports of compliance review findings; recommends actions for correcting deficiencies; monitors and may make on-site follow-up visits to ensure that corrections have been made.
Develops new or additional training programs; coordinates and conducts training of employees in official grain-grading, sampling, specialized testing techniques and safety procedures; monitors training records to ensure that service point employees are appropriately trained and licensed to perform their assigned functions.
Serves as liaison to federal grain inspection agencies; receives and coordinates dissemination of updates to federal regulations; ensures that current manuals, handbooks and bulletins are maintained at each service point.
Coordinates and assists in the preparation of responses to federal compliance reviews of the grain inspection program; monitors the implementation of required corrective actions.
Provides administrative support and advice to service point managers and program management on grain inspection regulations and on compliance and training problems encountered; makes recommendations on new or improved work procedures and equipment.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One year as a Grain Inspector V or two years as a Grain Inspector IV with the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Four years of experience with an official grain inspection agency, which included significant work in grain grading, including or supplemented by two years of experience in one or more of the areas of qualifying experience below. (College education with emphasis in agriculture, business or public administration, or closely related areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required general experience.)
Ability to obtain USDA/FGIS licenses to sample and grade grain and to perform technician functions, and USDA/AMA license to sample processed grain commodities, within established timeframes.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to the grain industry.
Thorough knowledge of grain inspection, weighing, sampling and associated laboratory work.
Considerable knowledge of the principles of effective management, supervision and training.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.
Ability to analyze complex data and formulate recommendations for new or improved program services.
Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, grain businesses, federal officials, other professionals in the grain industry and the general public.
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