Below is a job description for a marketing position with the Maryland
Dept. of Ag. At this point the job includes about 50% time with the MD
Organic Certification Program. Some of you might be interested or know
someone who is interested in this position. For information about the
job or for application materials, please contact the Dept. of Ag at
(410) 841-5840, NOT me. Please note the closing date is APRIL 21.
Caragh B. Fitzgerald
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Maryland Cooperative Extension
3525-L Ellicott Mills Dr.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2712 (Fax)
RECRUITMENT FOR: AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SPECIALIST III
(Class Code: 3153)
SALARY: $30,246 - $45,102 (Grade 14)
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, April 21, 2000
POSITION DUTIES: This position is experienced level work
in the field of agricultural marketing services. The position serves
as the marketing specialist for the Organic Certification Program,
including serving on the Maryland Organic Certification Advisory
Committee (MOCAC), which makes policy recommendations to the Secretary
of Maryland Department of Agriculture. On a day-to-day level, the
employee works with organic and non-organic farmers, individually and
collectively, to carry out the Department's program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in marketing,
economics, home economics, agricultural economics, business
administration or an agricultural science from an accredited college or
university; AND four years of successful, progressively responsible
experience in marketing, marketing research, economic analysis or a
phase of the production, promotion or distribution of agricultural
1. Applicants may substitute graduate education, in the subjects
outlined above, at an accredited college or university for up to one
year of the required experience at a rate of 30 semester graduate
credit hours for one year of the required experience.
2. Employees in the classification will be required to travel
within the State of Maryland.
MAIL COMPLETED STATE APPLICATIONS TO:
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Personnel Services - Testing Unit
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Room 304
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: (410) 841-5840 for Application and/or information
SELECTION PROCESS: Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications
will be admitted to the examination for this classification.
Therefore, it is essential that you give complete and accurate
information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed
on the employment list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED,
OR QUALIFIED. The list will be used by the hiring agency to select
employees. The employment list will be in effect for one year.
EXAMINATION: The examination may consist of a rating of your education,
training and experience related to the requirements of this job or you
may receive a request for supplemental information, or the rating may
be based on your application. Report all experience and/or education
that is related to this job.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES:
Applications: Applications for this position may be obtained by calling
our office, Maryland Department of Agriculture at (410) 841-5840 or; by
writing to the Department of Budget & Management, Office of Personnel
Services and Benefits, 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland
21201; by visiting 300 W. Preston Street, First Floor, Baltimore,
Maryland; or by calling (410)767-4850, TTY users call Maryland Relay
Service, 1-800-735-2258. Your application is part of the examination
process. Answer each question fully and clearly. Photocopies are
acceptable provided there is an original signature and copied on
standard paper (8 2" x 11").
Qualifications: You must possess the minimum qualifications before you
may be selected for a State job. Verification will be completed by the
appointing authority. If you are scheduled to complete an educational
or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may
participate in the examination process. Permanent State employees may
also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of
the date of an examination. Credit is given for relevant part-time,
temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked
per week. You must include on your application the time you spent in
such activity. You must be legally authorized under the United States
Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for
which you apply.
Eligibility: Applicants will be notified when and where to appear for
written, oral, or demonstration examinations. If the examination is an
evaluation of relevant training and experience, a notice will be sent
if further information is needed.
Physical Examination: Eligible candidates may be required to pass a
job related physical examination.
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