Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/17/22
Applications Due: 05/27/22
Vacancy ID: 105095

Position Information

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleFarm Products Grading Inspector 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $62806 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 90%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Orange

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Reassignment qualifications: One year of permanent Competitive or 55-b/c Service as a Farm Products Grading Inspector 1.

55-b/c Qualification:
1. If you are interested in this position, please complete the Position Vacancy Online Application and attach your Department of Civil Service eligibility letter, your current resume and a cover letter by: March 29, 2020.
2. Information about the Workers with Disabilities 55-b and the Veterans with Disabilities employment program 55-c can be found at

55-b/c Minimum Qualifications:
Either 1. two years of full-time professional experience* inspecting farm products for a state or federal agency;
Or 2. one year of full-time professional experience* inspecting farm products for a state or federal agency and 60 college credits;
Or 3. 60 college credit hours which includes 18 credit hours in: agriculture business, agronomy, animal science, biology science, botany, conservation, dairy science, entomology, environmental health, fishery or aquaculture, food marketing, food science, food services technology, horticulture (including fruit and vegetable science), microbiology, nutrition or dietetics, poultry science, science lab technology or zoology.
*Full-time professional experience in a position inspecting farm products must include taking samples of various farm products and grading for quality and/or condition according to state, federal, or company commodity standards, and issuing state or federal certificates.

Duties Description The Farm Products Grading Inspector 1 will be responsible for performing inspections at Terminal Market and Shipping point locations. These inspections would include the ability to determine and certify physical characteristics of produce, while keeping notes of finding and writing a certificate with the results of the findings. Other duties include conducting Food Safety USDA GAP Audits on the farm and in packing houses, Country of Origin Audits, Branding Law Enforcement inspections in retail stores, monitoring controlled atmosphere apple storage rooms and sampling for the Pesticide Data Program.

Additional Comments

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Sarah Rayow

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingCandidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their college transcript(s), cover letter, and resume to the system. Our online employment application can be found at
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Rayow in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or

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