Agricultural Engineer Job Description Samples

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Agricultural Engineering Director:

Plan, direct and coordinate agricultural engineering related activities in programs and projects for an international relief and development nonprofit organization.
Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in programs / projects dealing with farmers living under extreme poverty conditions, using working knowledge of the following tools, techniques, systems and models: tropical and sub-tropical crop growing techniques, drip irrigation systems, green energy water pump and water saving systems, Eco agriculture, organic agriculture, livestock and project management.
Direct, review and approve project plans and designs made by Project Agricultural Managers.
Direct and coordinate crop breeding, crop production and climatic condition studies as well as operations to conduct experiments / investigations in field-crop problems and to develop new crop growing methods.
Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of project / program staff.
Perform administrative functions, such as reviewing or writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, or purchasing of materials and services.
REQS: Master s in Agricultural Engineering or Agronomy and 2 yrs of exp in the job or in positions dealing w/ establishment or management of agricultural and food related assistance projects / programs for international relief and development nonprofit organization(s) and the listed tools, techniques, systems and models.
Mail resume, Attn:
Cathy Alcock, Food for the Poor, Inc., 6401 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Category: Engineering , Keywords: Director of Engineering

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Diesel Mechanic John Deere Agricultural Equipment

Van Wall Equipment has a proud history as a John Deere dealer dating back to 1944, when the first dealership, known as Wall Implement, was opened on Main Street in Woodward Iowa. Since that time Van Wall Equipment has grown into one of the largest John Deere dealership groups in the country with more that 500 employees and 24 John Deere Locations spanning five states in the Midwest.

Van Wall is proud to sell and service a wide range of John Deere equipment. Location:  This position will be located in Carroll at:  21071 180th St, Carroll, IA 51401 Job Description The Van Wall Group is looking for an Ag Mechanic to perform diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer-owned agricultural equipment.

Candidate should have expertise to use the appropriate tools to successfully diagnose and repair most John Deere equipment.

  Diagnose problems and determine what repairs are needed. Perform any inspections as required. Repair, service, and assemble any machines.

Maintain a safe work environment and safe work habits. Check and report any shortages and malfunctions to the Service Manager.  Maintain and care for all shop tools, machines and equipment.

Complete dis-assembly and inspection, as efficiently as possible, so parts may be ordered and machine work can be scheduled promptly. Maintain records and account for all time, parts, and supplies used in repairing and servicing both customer and dealership equipment. Document each job by recording unit serial number and hour meter reading.

Develop skills in dis-assembly, assembly, and repair of components and machines. Participate in service training programs required for development of skills and knowledge. Report to Service Manager any additional work required to ensure proper operation and safety of equipment.

Maintain a clean and safe shop facility and environment. Operate trucks and equipment with extreme care and caution. Maintain and care for shop tools, equipment, vehicles and other employee’s belongings.

Stay current with technical changes. Help the dealership by participating in special programs, such as sales of service packages, demonstration programs, etc. Handle customer problems both objectively and tactfully.

Make a point to thank every customer  Represent the dealership as a professional Service Technician at all times. Desired Skills and Qualifications 1+ years of experience performing service repairs Ability to perform basic repairs and required maintenance using special tools and equipment following Technical Manual procedures Proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems used in the repair of agricultural and turf equipment Ability to operate vehicles and equipment used for diagnostic purposes Proficient oral and written communication skills Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. repeatedly Basic Service Technician certification preferred High School Diploma or equivalent experience required; Associates degree preferred Valid driver’s license is required Fork lift license preferred Benefits Competitive Salary Health and Dental Insurance HSA Company Sponsored 401k Holiday Pay Vacation

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Product Control - Energy And Agricultural Commodities

Product Control - Energy and Agricultural Commodities

Job ID 78526

Date 06/08/2017 New York, New York Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become financially better off.

A Best Workplace Scotiabank is a premier financial institution and Canada’s most international bank recognized as a Best Workplace®, in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Chile and Latin America by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

A multinational winning team Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 21 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management, corporate and investment banking.

Corporate Social Responsibility Scotiabank helps to build bright futures worldwide through ethical banking practices, environmental awareness and a commitment to communities. The Product Control Team (PC) is part of the Global Banking and Markets Finance Group.

Its primary functions relate to the front to back financial control of Capital Markets Trading business lines including the accurate and timely reporting of trading P&L and balance sheet items as well as the independent valuation of trading positions. We currently have an opening for a Product Controller for Energy and Agricultural Commodities in our New York office. Prior commodity experience in a Product Control environment is required.

Key accountabilities for this role are to: 1. Work closely with front office trading personnel in producing daily, weekly and monthly P&L results and analysis. 2. Investigate and resolve P&L discrepancies arising from incorrect booking of trades, missing deals, system errors, or valuation issues. 3.

Independently validate trading position valuations and calculate required reserves. 4. Generate ad-hoc reports to satisfy various financial and regulatory reporting requirements. 5. Complete the month end close process for balance sheet reconciliation and substantiation. 6.

Ensure compliance with internal and external audits 7. Driving process and system improvements through leading and participating in various project initiatives 8. Continue developing and improving the Internal Control environment through critical evaluation of current controls and processes and utilization of best practice.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minimum of 5 years experience working with Energy Commodities including derivatives and physical. 2. Knowledge of non-vanilla trading portfolios that include options, swaptions, cross currency products and physical commodity structures. 3.

Knowledge of greek sensitivities and risk based p&l attribution. 4. Understanding of accounting for derivative products and balance sheet treatment. 5. Ability to develop and maintain constructive professional relationships with the Front Office and other support/control groups. 6.

Strong Excel skills required. VBA/programming skills would be a plus. EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATIONS:

B.S. in a quantitative/technical/finance degree. Degrees in other disciplines will be considered provided there is relevant experience in a trading environment dealing with non-linear portfolios. Scotiabank is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.

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Agricultural Technician

Campus/College Information Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary

/Purpose of Position This position will report directly to the Coordinator Small Farms Program and Project Director to assist in providing on-farm related support to educational program activities sponsored by the Small Farms Program and other Agricultural Extension Specialists. The individual will perform manual and some skilled work at the new UMES research farm to include (but not limited to): assist with crop production and harvesting, routine care and maintenance of research and extension facilities, establishment and management of small farm demonstration sites, maintaining farm equipment and supplies; assist in organizing/setting up equipment and indoor/outdoor demonstration sites in preparation for annual events sponsored by the Small Farms Program (Agriculture Field Day, Small Farm Conference, Extension Field Demonstrations, etc…). Conflict resolution will be handled through the office supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED AND Three years in agricultural work

, one year of which was in agricultural research.

Preferences High School Diploma or GED

Additional Certifications Must possess a valid MD Driver’s License

Physical Demands Must have the ability to operate farm vehicles and general farm equipment and maintain equipment

. Must have the ability to lift or move equipment (up to 50 lbs.) and work outdoors.

Diversity Statement The University of Maryland

, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Functional Title: Agricultural Technician Category Status: 22-Nonexempt, Contingent 2 Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 100% Unit: AGNR-UME-1890 Admin Posting Date: 06/16/2017 Closing Date: 06/23/2017

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Technician, Agricultural

Special Requirements and Conditions Critical Position Valid Driver License Public Driving Record Overtime Travel Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Other (provide description - max. 300 characters) Other (description) Hours of work 7:00 to 3:30, change at daylight savings to 6:30 to 3:00. #### Level of Supervision Received General Supervision

Items Used Small hand and power tools

; various trucks and small tractors, hand held radio, computer

Position Purpose Under supervision

, performs semi-skilled tasks to provide the irrigation required for production of tree and row crops on the Agricultural Experiment Station.

Essential Functions Essential Function

% Time

Irrigation System

75 Under supervision, regulate irrigation water applied to plots and orchards.

Operates various gates and valves necessary to control rates of flow of irrigation water involving furrow, drip, mini-sprinkler, and surface sprinkler systems in accordance with specific schedules provided by the immediate supervisor.

Cleans drain stands and furrows, unplugs sprinkler emitters, flushes mini-sprinkler lateral pipelines, repairs damaged sprinkler hoses, and cleans reservoirs. Assists in the establishment of irrigation systems in new and established research plots, laying out and recovering surface pipe systems, and retracing irrigation furrows. Utilizes a university vehicle for as necessary.


15 Makes minor repairs to PVC, aluminum sprinkler pipe, cement pipe systems as necessary. Uses various hand tools in maintaining and repairing irrigation systems of aluminum sprinkler pipe, irrigation valves, filter units, and polyethylene and PVC pipe. Transports sprinkler pipe.


5 Other duties as required.

Record Keeping

5 Records and reports water usage applied to plots, reports labor hours required to perform daily irrigation tasks, and record time on a computerized timesheet.

Minimum Requirements Minimum Requirement Display Ranking

1 One year of agricultural experience or demonstrated ability to operate light and/or non-complex agricultural equipment.

2 Demonstrated experience in using agricultural irrigation systems such as PVC, cement, aluminum pipe.

3 Experience to operate various small trucks and small tractors.

4 Ability to report and record water usage, labor hours, and on computerized timesheets.

5 Demonstrated experience to work outdoors for extended periods of time in extreme and inclement weather conditions and safely be able to move materials, equipment, and tools weighing up to 40 pounds.

6 Skill in the use of small hand and power tools used in normal repair of irrigation systems in inclement weather conditions.

7 Ability to repair cement, plastic, and aluminum pipe systems.

8 Must posses a valid California Driver's License and Blue Card (EPA Pesticide training provided by department.). Must also successfully pass a background investigation.

9 Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

10 Ability to preform basic arithmetic calculations as well as read, understand, and speak English and follow oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualification Display Ranking

1 Entry level computer competency.

2 Experience setting irrigation controllers.

3 Experience in small plot work, including trees, vines and vegetables. Posted Position Purpose Under supervision, regulates irrigation water applied to plots and orchards.

Operates various gates and valves necessary to control rates of flow of irrigation water involving furrow, drip, mini-sprinkler, and surface sprinkler systems in accordance with specific schedules provided by the immediate supervisor.

Cleans drain stands and furrows, unplug sprinkler emitters, flush mini-sprinkler lateral pipelines, repair damaged sprinkler hoses, and clean reservoirs. Assists in the establishment of irrigation systems in new and established research plots, laying out and recovering surface pipe systems, and retracing irrigation furrows.

Posted Minimum Requirements One year of agricultural experience or demonstrated ability to operate light and/or non-complex agricultural equipment. Demonstrated experience in using agricultural irrigation systems such as PVC, cement, aluminum pipe. Experience to operate various small trucks and small tractors.

Ability to report and record water usage, labor hours, and on computerized timesheets. Demonstrated experience to work outdoors for extended periods of time in extreme and inclement weather conditions and safely be able to move materials, equipment, and tools weighing up to 50 pounds. Skill in the use of small hand and power tools used in normal repair of irrigation systems in inclement weather conditions.

Ability to repair cement, plastic, and aluminum pipe systems. Must posses a valid California Driver's License and Blue Card (EPA Pesticide training provided by department.). Must also successfully pass a background investigation. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

Ability to preform basic arithmetic calculations as well as read, understand, and speak English and follow oral and written instructions. Posted Preferred Qualifications Entry level computer competency. Experience setting irrigation controllers. Experience in small plot work, including trees, vines and vegetables.

Payroll Title: TECHNICIAN, AGRICULTURAL Title Code: 8542 Working Title: Technician, Agricultural Department Name: Agricultural Operations Supervisor: Ricardo Zapien Department Head: Peggy Mauk

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Agricultural Stewardship Specialist - Riverhead, NY

The Educator will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery, evaluation, coordination, and management of the Agricultural Stewardship Program in Suffolk County. This person will be responsible for administrative and programmatic supervision of staff and will effectively manage resources available to the program. Target communities are the commercial agriculture and ornamental horticulture enterprises. Program’s focus is on the development, implementation and education of environmentally sound agriculture practices to minimize the impact of agricultural inputs on surface water and groundwater. The Educator will identify Agricultural Stewardship Program needs and set goals and priorities with program advisory committees, program participants, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, Cornell faculty, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel, and other partner organizations and associations. In cooperation with CCE Resource Educators, this individual will coordinate applied research and on-farm demonstration projects as well as provide assistance to on-going projects. This individual will also develop and assist with educational and outreach materials and programs specifically oriented to Long Island agriculture. The Educator will maintain direct linkage with Cornell and county extension staff to develop and enhance relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, and other groups on a local, regional and statewide basis in the area of agricultural environmental stewardship.

Program Responsibilities:

Program Assessment: 15% * Apply subject matter knowledge to identify gaps and trends in the agricultural community regarding agricultural stewardship.

  • Develop program needs assessment and analyze program needs.

  • Recommend programmatic offerings, enhancements, and improvements.

  • Maintain links with Cornell University, program advisory groups, other supporting organizations and associations, and program participants to identify program needs.

  • May have linkage with other university or associations for program assessment and guidance Program Development: 15% * Develop educational and outreach materials specifically designed for the needs and conditions of Suffolk County

  • Apply subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies.

  • Create innovative educational program.

  • Research, identify, and select existing resources for the program.

  • Work with multidisciplinary team efforts to develop program to address priority issues.

  • Develop well-integrated Association educational efforts.

  • Develop programs to meet changing local issues.

  • Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.

  • Assist in the application of high-level of disciplinary subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies and programs to meet regional issues.

  • May assist in development of program to meet changing multi-association issues. Program Delivery: 20% * Conduct educational programs through meetings, seminars, committees and individual counseling on agricultural environmental stewardship, with a focus on minimizing the impact of agricultural inputs on surface and groundwater.

  • Serve as subject matter expert in discipline to program committees, CCE staff, and clientele, including agencies and other groups on a local, regional and statewide basis.

  • As a team member, serve as a resource expert and support to other Cornell staff in cooperative projects and programs.

  • Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.

  • Deliver program utilizing a variety of educational methodologies.

  • Provide educational program efforts via mass media, when appropriate.

  • May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts and/or multi-association team efforts to deliver program.

  • Ensure program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work. Program Evaluation: 10% * Apply subject matter knowledge to evaluate educational program.

  • Design or create program evaluation framework.

  • Implement program evaluation.

  • Analyze collected program evaluation data.

  • Make recommendations for improvements.

  • May be involved in multidisciplinary team and/or multi-association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.

  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.

  • May have direct linkage with other universities or associations for program evaluation guidance.

  • Interpret evaluation data to the constituencies.

  • Communicate evaluation results and findings.

  • Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs Applied Research: 10% * Conduct applied research projects including on-farm research and/or demonstration projects in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Cornell faculty, and program participants. Emphasis is on minimizing the impact of agricultural inputs on surface and groundwater and encouraging the adoption of best management practices regarding pest and nutrient management.

  • Provide assistance to on-going Agricultural Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture program projects.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction: 10% * Interpret Association and Cornell University program direction in planning the delivery of established program goals.

  • Plan delivery of programs via various media and methods.

  • Plan financial budgets based on program needs.

  • Effectively identify financial resources to accomplish program objectives.

  • Plan effective publicity and outreach about programs.

  • May plan effective strategic external and internal program communication and marketing efforts.

  • May assist in developing and/or enhancing relationships with appropriate agencies, community leaders, and community partners for program function.

  • Make recommendations to staffing plan development process.

  • Plan applied research projects including on-farm research and/or demonstration projects in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, Cornell faculty, and program participants. Emphasis is on minimizing the impact of agricultural inputs on surface and groundwater and encouraging the adoption of best management practices regarding pest and nutrient management. Management: 10% * Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies, and objectives of the Association and is research-knowledge based.

  • Monitor income and expenses, to ensure spending is within budget.

  • Manage financial budgets based on program needs.

  • Effectively allocate financial resources to accomplish program objectives.

  • Guide the implementation of communication strategies.

  • Effectively allocate human resources to accomplish program objectives.

  • Supervise and guide staff activities to achieve program objectives, including performance reviews. Coordination/Operation: 5% * Compile existing resources into educational program materials.

  • Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.

  • Collect applied research data based on existing framework.

  • Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.

  • Coordinate program implementation, planning, and activities efforts.

  • Prepare reports on the progress and accomplishments of the Agricultural Stewardship Program.

  • Communicate results, findings and recommendations to program participants, Cornell Cooperative Extension staff, agencies and other groups as needed.

  • Prepare and submit proposals for grants or other funding, when appropriate.

  • Complete required reports and financial documentation for grant or funding source.

  • Implement established staffing plan to ensure program needs are met. Professional Improvement: 5% * In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.

  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and performother duties as assigned.

Health and Safety:Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.

  • Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.

  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified. EEO/EPO and Policy:Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.

  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.

  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.

  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.

Required Qualifications: *Specify required *minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.

  • Masters Degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science or a related science with emphasis in pest and / or nutrient management.

  • Relevant experience in Cooperative Extension, similar educational fields, or agricultural environmental stewardship.

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels.

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to work as a team member and to work with staff, cooperating agencies and organizations.

  • Willingness to learn new tasks and ability to work independently.

  • Proficient computer skills such as the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to practice sound, ethical judgment when representing CCE Suffolk to ensure that all protocols and procedures adhere to legal and safety requirements.

  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.

  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications. * Course work in soil science, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, pest and / or nutrient management.

  • Experience working with environmental stewardship as it relates to the commercial agriculture / horticulture industry.

  • Two or more years’ experience in Cooperative Extension or similar educational fields preferred.

  • Experience working with other researchers, educators and other extension staff in developing and delivering community and environmental horticulture educational programs.

  • Knowledge of local county needs and the services provided by other agencies related to agricultural environmental stewardship.

  • Experience in grant writing and overseeing budgets.

  • Experience with planning, teaching, and evaluating adult educational programs.

Equal Opportunity Employment:Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


This is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained. Applicants need to attach/upload a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Eileen with questions. No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available. The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. * Posted 12 Days Ago * Full time * WDR-00011123 Job Title: Association Resource Educator Level: 002 Pay Rate Type: Salary Company: Contract College Contact Name: Eileen Heely Number of Openings: 1

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Agricultural Commodity Grader

Job Overview

Job Overview

Summary You can make a difference

! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team! USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service ( Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. The Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division is responsible for developing U.S. grade standards and providing inspection, grading, certification, and audit-based services nation-wide on a user-fee basis for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and related products. SCI Division coordinates Federal and Federal-State terminal market and shipping point inspections for fresh fruits and vegetables and maintains cooperative agreements with individual States and Puerto Rico to meet the needs of these programs. SCI Division develops and conducts training in support of these inspection and audit-based programs. SCI Division also provides services including information coordination and label review services in support of USDA feeding programs. SCI Division is also responsible for Government-wide development and coordination of Commercial Item Descriptions for foods.

Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.

Duties The duties described are for the full

-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

The duties may include, but are not limited to: * Inspects products to determine the quality, condition, and/or compliance with U.S. Grade Standards or stated contract specifications;

  • Prepares inspection reports based on examination of product. This is done through application of official grade standards or contract specifications to determine product’s grade, quality and/or condition;

  • As assigned, performs inspections and grading of products with which the employee is unfamiliar under the guidance of a senior grader, inspector-in-charge or supervisor;

  • For processed fruits and vegetables, related products and/or nuts: draws and examines representative samples of products and determines grade, condition and wholesomeness in accordance with official grade standards, buyer-seller contracts or other written specifications;

  • Observes the raw product material to establish the suitability for processing and advises plant management of the results. If/when corrective action by the plant is necessary, inspector monitors and assesses effectiveness;

  • Performs a limited number of analytical determinations by prescribed methods and techniques, often under the direction of an inspector of higher grade;

  • Serve as a lead grader at a processing plant, peanut buying point and/or shelling facility and may coordinate activities, schedules and work assignments for other inspection personnel assigned to the facility; and

  • May monitor processing plant operations, product grade evaluation, and quality control procedures; provides technical assistance as necessary.

Travel Required

  • 75% or Greater

  • Extensive travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes * Relocation expenses are authorized. Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Valid state driver's license is required at the time of application.

Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time

-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience as defined below, etc.

TIME IN GRADE:Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. FOR THE GS-05 LEVEL:Applicants must have 3 years of general, progressively responsible experience, one year of which was equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Experience must demonstrate the ability to: * Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions, plan and organize work;

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in quality assurance (machinist, on-line production work), as a commodity buyer, receiving clerk, farm experience (in a managerial, decision- making capacity), clerical (office manager, administrative assistant with decision-making responsibility), or food processing laboratory food work (managerial, technical); * Experience must provide evidence of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position and show decision making responsibilities; and

  • General clerical experience (typing, filing, routine processing, or other non-specialized repetitive tasks) is not creditable.

ORApplicants must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study, from an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor’s degree. FOR THE GS-07 LEVEL:Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-5 level) that demonstrates: * Performs grading, sampling and/or inspection assignments of a simple and routine nature;

  • Displays greater knowledge of grading principles, standards, and regulations, increased skill in identifying and describing product defect, and/or skill and knowledge in inspecting facilities;

  • Draws samples of product, performs mechanical tests, attends formal training courses in grading agricultural commodities, and grades samples;

  • Grades and inspects distinct products for comparison with clear standards and common contract specifications; and

  • Identifies and describes common product defects or diseases. OR Graduate Level Education Requirement: One full year of graduate level education in Agriculture, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Business, Economics or related field; OR

Superior Academic Achievement:To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements. For more details click: Superior Academic Achievement

TRANSCRIPTS are required if: * You are qualifying for the position based on education.

  • You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.

  • You are qualifying for this position based on Superior Academic Achievement. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-5/7 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Administrative and Management Positions Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Special Conditions: * Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation

  • Successful completion of a 1 year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service) * Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment medical examination

  • Commodity grading work requires periods of physical exertion to lift and move boxes, cartons and heavy packages of product (often weighing over 50 pounds); prolonged periods of standing, walking, stooping, bending, and climbing; physical coordination and finger dexterity in at least one hand to perform digital examinations of commodities. normal or corrected vision in at least one eye for distance, depth perception, and color to detect abnormalities in product; use of both legs, arms and hands to perform carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, kneeling, grasping, and working with hands in water; and the ability to determine product quality organoleptically (e.g., through sight, smell and/or taste). * The work environment includes exposure to freezing and/or hot temperatures, fumes, dust and odors from coolants, slippery surfaces, moving materials, handling equipment, high noise level and similar risks typical of fruit and vegetable and related processing plants, storage areas, terminal markets, peanut buying points and shelling facilities. This position requires working in close proximity to others and/or alone; traveling for extended periods of time; and valid driver’s license.

  • Prior to an official offer, selectee will be required to sign and return a memorandum of understanding (MOU) acknowledging and accepting that geographic mobility is a condition of employment. Failure to sign the MOU will be grounds for withdrawal of the job offer

  • Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation of more than 24 months of service with their application. “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 for each appointment AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.

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  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). * Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

  • Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

  • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. See more information at This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $33,737.00 to $54,332.00 / Per Year Series & Grade: GS-1980-05/07 Promotion Potential: 07 Supervisory Status: No Who May Apply: Current permanent Federal employees nationwide with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA/VRA eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; reinstatement eligibles; Individuals with Disabilities; 30% or more disabled veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

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Farmer - Agriculture

Job Description: Job Description

Position Title Farmer - Agriculture Crew Leader


One Year

Location Hubbell's Trading Post, Ganado AZ Salary/Grade $460 – $540 weekly stipend (depending on experience and certifications)


April 3, 2017

Start Date

Spring 2017 The Ancestral Lands program is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults.

SCC empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a local, non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization with offices in Acoma, Durango, Gallup, Salida, and Zuni. SCC selects young adults, ages 16-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands through the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front or backcountry settings for 9-11 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels

Summary: Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is also multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally!) to youth and the environment. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship and technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Essential Accountabilities and Functions:

Leadership & Mentorship * Manage, supervise, and participate in day-to-day details of crew life in camp and at work.

  • Implement skills training and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.

  • Promote individual Corpsmember development and a healthy community.

Safety & Risk Management * Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.

  • Transport crew’s and equipment safely in SCC’s 12-passenger vans or large SUV’s.

Project Management & Implementation * Train and motivate a crew of eight young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands.

  • Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, Program Coordinator, Program Director and co-leader.

Administration * Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, Corpsmember and Peer evaluations, incident reports, etc.

  • Manage petty cash, gas cards and food budget.

Physical Requirements: * Frequently required to walk, sit and talk or listen.

  • Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus.

  • Frequently required to drive an SCC vehicle, and must be able to speak, understand, read and write English. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*Program dates vary depending on program and region. Program length ranges from 6-26 weeks. General start dates include: February, March, April, May, August and September.

  • Required Skills Candidate must have Experience and Skills of Agriculture and Farming technique

Required Qualifications: * Leadership experience with youth or young adults.

  • Excellent organization skills.

  • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.

  • High School diploma or GED certificate.

  • Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification, if placed in less remote environments. Required Experience

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience teaching, facilitation and team-building in diverse groups of people.

  • Experience in Conservation Corps or Youth Corps.

  • Professional conservation, construction or landscaping experience. SCC will train exceptional applicants.

  • Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance.

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Good driving record (insurable by current SCC carrier) and current driver’s license.

  • Experience teaching outdoor experiential and/or environmental education.

  • Current Wilderness First Responder or higher and CPR certification.

  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference Tracking Code: 576-984 Job Location: Ganado, Arizona, United States Position Type: Part-Time Salary: 460.00 - 540.00 USD

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Water And Agriculture Program Manager

OFFICE LOCATION Wood River, Nebraska (NE) or Location Negotiable within Nebraska NE302 WORK WITH US The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more. The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond. POSITION SUMMARY The Water & Agriculture Program Manager will lead The Nature Conservancy’s agricultural initiatives in the State of Nebraska, working closely with the agriculture sector on issues related to water quality, water quantity, wildlife habitat, soil health, and climate change. The Program Manager will direct the Nebraska Chapter’s agriculture strategy through high-level engagement with members of the agricultural sector, including producers, agencies, nonprofits, and agri-businesses. She/he will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing winning strategies to reach Nebraska’s ambitious goals under the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC: see As the Nebraska lead, the Program Manager will also help shape TNC’s regional strategies for agriculture in the Great Plains and foster strategic alignment and integration with TNC’s agricultural strategies at the North American and global levels. This will entail interacting with TNC teams beyond the state level in the areas of conservation, science, government relations, marketing and corporate relations ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Program Manager establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility, defines conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. She/he develops innovative analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engages local community support for conservation efforts, and negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, landowners and other stakeholders to conserve and protect natural communities. The Program Manager will impact farmer behavior by building innovative partnerships with groups including farm service providers/retailers, producer groups, crop consultants, farm managers, agricultural lenders, state and federal agencies, and non-profits focused on agriculture to develop programs and provide products and services that lead to improved water quality, irrigation efficiency, soil health and agricultural sustainability. She/he functions as the Nebraska lead for TNC with the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, including the Soil Health Partnership. The Program Manager may supervise staff responsible for water quality and quantity projects as well as agricultural outreach by staff within priority counties and watersheds. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE * Lead the creation and implementation of all strategies designed to meet the MRCC’s 2025 and 2035 goals for Nebraska.

  • Represent Nebraska to TNC’s MRCC team and collaborate with fellow MRCC team members, including TNC staff, corporate and nonprofit partners, to advance overall MRCC goals.

  • Integrate other TNC Nebraska priority objectives for agriculture and water with MRCC-related efforts

  • Meet with local partners to understand their conservation-oriented goals and programs regarding water quality, water quantity and soil health, and seek ways to leverage their efforts for meeting TNC objectives.

  • Increase communication between partners, stakeholders, and TNC regarding our Water and Agriculture Program and represent the program to general audiences.

  • Beginning with the Central Platte Watershed, work with partners to design and implement new private land initiatives at the watershed scale that advance MRCC goals.

  • Identify monitoring procedures to track progress towards MRCC goals.

  • Stay current with research advances in crop water and nutrient use, irrigation, soil health, and nutrient management practices, and integrate these advances into TNC conservation strategies as appropriate. Build relationships with local academic and industry researchers to facilitate this integration.

  • Work with Nebraska’s fundraising team to develop fundraising strategies and identify donor prospects, including public grant opportunities, to sustain and increase Water and Agriculture Program funding.

  • Guide the eventual expansion of the Water and Agriculture Program to implement conservation efforts statewide.

  • May supervise staff implementing ag-focused private land programs, with responsibility for performance management, training, and career development. Establish clear directions and set stretch objectives.

  • Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the program while controlling costs and administering budgets.

  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

  • Requires flexible hours and travel primarily within Nebraska,with occasional overnight and/or out of state travel.

  • Frequently makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgement. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in agriculture, conservation, soil science or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated successful project management experience.

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in agricultural land and water management conservation practices.

  • Knowledge of agricultural production.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and build productive relationships with necessary partners, including farmers, ag businesses, and government agencies involved in agriculture.

  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media, both in writing and verbally.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Arc GIS. * Strong data management skills including interpreting data and generating reports.

  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.

  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.

  • Experience developing partnerships (landowners, partners, community, government agencies, scientists). * Negotiation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * 5-7 years' experience in conservation or agricultural practice, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.

  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.

  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising.

  • Politically savvy and experienced in partnership development (partners, community, government) * Self-starter with the ability to generate work plans with limited support in line with the overall conservation strategies.

  • Experience contributing to business plans and major strategy assessments.

  • Willingness to learn and develop expertise in new conservation strategies, economic drivers, management tools and how our work rolls up to regional and even global priorities. AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 45487, submit resume and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 30, 2017. Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact and include the job opening ID. Any questions related to this specific position may be directed

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.Job Title: Water and Agriculture Program Manager Location: Nebraska Job ID: 45487 Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time

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Agriculture Advertising Sales Rep

Description *Position at The Prarie Star

  • The Prairie Star, a multi-state bi-weekly farm publication, is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, self-starting sales rep to sell advertising to businesses in Montana. Candidates with previous advertising sales experience are preferred and an agricultural background is beneficial.

    This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package and a compensation program of base plus commission. The position will include working from a home-based office in or near the sales territory of Bozeman, Belgrade or the Butte area, with daily travel. Travel expenses paid.

    A valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle are required. To apply go to

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