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Under direction, will serve as the primary liaison on program and policy issues between the Department of Food and Agriculture and the California County Agricultural Commissioners and County Sealers of Weights and Measures; and to do other related work.
Interacts with County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers and the Department of Food and Agriculture on program and policy issues of mutual interest; cooperatively works with county officers and other agencies, groups, and individuals affected by the provisions of the laws, rules, policies, and regulations affecting the Department and California agriculture; coordinates activities of the Department and local interests; serves as liaison between the various divisions and functions of the Department on issues of mutual interest, including but not limited to: emerging issues and challenges affecting agriculture, environmental issues, program delivery, natural disaster status and needs, cooperative agreements, and budget issues; attends meetings and conferences as the representative of the Secretariat, relaying critical issues raised by the County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers; and informs the public of the operations and activities of the Department and its cooperating county agencies.
Five years of experience in agricultural and/or regulatory work, of which at least two years shall have been in a supervisory or administrative position involving the supervision or coordination of activities. and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Provisions of the relevant codes relating to the administration of the Department of Food and Agriculture; purposes and functions of the various administrative and operative units of the County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers and the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the issues involved in the administration and coordination of these organizations; California agricultural conditions; provisions of the Business and Professions Code relating to Weights and Measures; national agricultural issues; manager's/supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal employment opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment which is free of discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: Facilitate and foster positive relationships; develop and practice open and effective communication strategies; recognize and capitalize on strategic opportunities for the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers and the Department of Food and Agriculture; interpret and apply the provisions of the relevant codes relating to the administration of the Department of Food and Agriculture; and effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.