Occ. Code 8556612

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1 (AGRICULTURE), GRADE 18

8556612

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2 (AGRICULTURE), GRADE 23

8556622

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3 (AGRICULTURE), GRADE 27

8556632

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Positions in this series apply agricultural business knowledge, training, and experience to provide agricultural economic development services to develop, promote, and market New York State (NYS) agricultural products and commodities.  Incumbents deliver and administer programs and projects that provide technical assistance, business support services, economic development, and marketing and promotion guidance to individuals, companies and organizations in the food and agricultural industry.  The specific duties performed vary by program assignment.  These positions are found only in the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1 (AGRICULTURE):  full performance level; independently delivers and administers agricultural marketing and promotion, or business development programs.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2   (AGRICULTURE): first-level supervisor; supervises Economic Development Program Specialists 1 (Agriculture); oversees at least one major agricultural marketing and promotion, or business development programs.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3 (AGRICULTURE):  second-level supervisor; supervises Economic Development Program Specialists 2 (Agriculture); manages a unit with responsibility for multiple marketing and promotion, or business development programs.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Economic Development Program Specialists 1, 2 and 3 at the Department of Economic Development apply business knowledge, training and experience to provide a wide range of economic development services for the promotion of business, tourism and international trade in New York State.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1 (AGRICULTURE)

 

Delivers and administers food and agricultural business development programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administers food and agricultural product marketing and promotion programs.

 

 

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2 (AGRICULTURE)

 

Delivers and supervises technical assistance programs to NYS producers, food processors, and agri-businesses and identifies funding opportunities to enhance domestic and export marketing and promotion efforts and strategies.

 

Administers and supervises programs that provide monetary assistance to farmers and consumers to develop or enhance the marketing, promotion or consumption of NYS agricultural commodities and products.

 

Supervises competitive grant programs that award funds to agricultural businesses, government entities and not-for-profits.

 

Approves the development, preparation, and maintenance of information to promote and market NYS agricultural commodities and products.

 

Approves and develops materials for presentation at marketing and trade show events that promote and market New Yorks food products to consumers, wholesalers, retailers, and the food industry.

Supervises Economic Development Program Specialists 1 (Agriculture).

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3 (AGRICULTURE) 

 

Reports to the Director, Agricultural Development, M-4, and performs the following illustrative duties:

 

Directs marketing or business development programs to promote and increase domestic and international marketing of produced and processed food and agricultural products.

 

Formulates statewide policies for agricultural marketing and promotion or business development programs, including developing and approving new statewide programs or initiatives that may require legislative action or impact existing legislated programs.

 

Approves and prepares reports on marketing and promotion or business development and support services programs for the division director and executive management.

 

Oversees units activities.

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1 (AGRICULTURE)

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors Degree or higher and two years of experience in agriculture, natural resource management, regional planning, economic development, manufacturing or food service fields that include business or program management, domestic or international marketing, conducting research, event planning or coordination, or developing or implementing strategies; or, one of the following:  

 

1)    Bachelors degree or higher and one year of the above experience, and successful completion of a one year traineeship.

 

2)    Bachelors degree or higher and successful completion of a two year traineeship.

 

          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 2 (AGRICULTURE)

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Economic Development Program Specialist 1 (Agriculture).

 

Open Competitive:  same as Economic Development Program Specialist 1 (Agriculture) but requires three years of experience.

 

          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3 (AGRICULTURE)

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Economic Development Program Specialist 2 (Agriculture).

 

Open Competitive:  same as Economic Development Program Specialist 1 (Agriculture) but requires five years of experience.

 

 

Revised:  11/16

 

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those that were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Bureau of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.