- Plant Industries Program Coordinator
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is very responsible professional and administrative work in the coordination of a plant industry program of the Department of Agriculture.
An employee in this class is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a major phase and/or assisting in the management of a complex plant industry program, or for the overall planning, promotion and evaluation of a less complex plant industry program. Work may include direct or functional supervision over subordinate professional, technical and/or clerical staff involved in the implementation of the program. General supervision is received from the program administrator or other designated superior; however, the employee is delegated broad responsibility for program coordination and implementation and works with considerable independence within established policies and procedures.
Plans, coordinates and evaluates a major phase of a complex plant industry program, such as the Enforcement, Certification, Technician Licensing or Federal Initiative activities of the Bureau of Pesticide Control, or the Integrated Pest Management functions of the Bureau of Plant Pest Control.
Plans, coordinates and evaluates the overall activities of a less complex plant industry program, such as the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program or the Forest Resources and Weed Control Program.
Provides assistance to the program administrator in the overall management of a complex plant industry program; assumes responsibility for program activities in the absence of the program administrator.
Provides technical assistance and consultation to field personnel; develops and conducts program-specific training courses.
Coordinates the work of field and office staff engaged in program implementation.
Cooperates with federal, state and local officials, agencies and organizations in the planning and implementation of the program.
Provides consultation and technical assistance to program participants on matters relating to the program.
Prepares correspondence and reports; maintains records for the implementation and management of the program.
Prepares grant proposals and project applications for funding support.
Conducts special studies and research necessary for the planning and evaluation of the program.
Develops and maintains a system of program evaluation through reporting procedures and data analysis.
Monitors budgetary expenditures in terms of the accomplishment of program objectives and to ensure that all criteria governing receipt of funds are met.
Reviews applicable federal and state statutes to ensure program compliance and operation currency.
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.)
Four years of professional experience in the field of entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, forestry, biochemistry, agronomy, environmental control or closely related areas, of which one year must have involved work in laboratory analysis, field inspection or other aspect of plant industry regulation; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in plant pathology, entomology, horticulture, biochemistry, forestry, agriculture, business or public administration, or in a closely related area. (Graduate work in the above areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required general experience.)
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?
Considerable knowledge of the general nature and objectives of the relevant statewide plant industry regulatory program.
Considerable knowledge of applicable state and federal plant industry regulatory statutes and regulations.
Considerable knowledge of current developments and trends in plant industries applicable to the assigned program area.
Working knowledge of the principles of effective supervision and management.
Ability to plan and coordinate the activities of field and office staff engaged in program implementation.
Ability to analyze complex data and make recommendations for new or improved program services.
Ability to recommend, interpret and enforce statutes, rules and policies.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, government officials, plant industry establishments and the general public.
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