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Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, and direct the activities of one or more programs in the Division of Inspection Services; to advise the Assistant Director, Deputy Directors, and Director on program and policy matters; to select, train and evaluate the performance of staff, and take or recommend appropriate action; to plan and administer personnel, budget, and related operational procedures; to evaluate program effectiveness and develop changes in methods and procedures; to establish and maintain cooperative relations with and to coordinate the work of the unit with Federal, State, and county agencies, agricultural interests and the public; to plan and direct technical training; to develop and apply administrative policies and procedures; to draft and recommend proposed laws, rules, and regulations; to attend conferences and meetings, and to address interested groups; and prepare and review articles for publication.
This classification is for use in the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Entry is typically from the Program Supervisor level or classes at levels comparable to Program Supervisor.
One year of experience in the California Department of Food and Agriculture performing the duties of a class equivalent in level and responsibility to that of an Agricultural Program Supervisor I (Inspection Services).
Two years of experience in the California Department of Food and Agriculture performing the duties of a class equivalent in level and responsibility to that of a Grain and Commodity Supervisor II. or
Three years of experience in the California Department of Food and Agriculture performing the duties of a class equivalent in level and responsibility to that of a Grain and Commodity Supervisor I.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in an agricultural inspection program, at least one of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. [Experience in California state service applied toward the supervisory requirement must have been in a class comparable in level and responsibility to that of an Agricultural Program Supervisor I (Inspection Services).] 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: The California Agricultural Code and other State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to agricultural inspection services; programs and policies of the Division of Inspection Services; the legislative process; principles of public administration including personnel management, supervision, and budgeting; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize, direct, and review the work of a staff of professional inspectors; establish and maintain cooperative relations with research institutions, industry organizations, governmental, and other agencies involved in agricultural production; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; draft and revise laws, rules, regulations, and policies; conduct hearings; address audiences; communicate effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.