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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152645


AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleDeputy Commissioner

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $147758 to $185851 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

Minimum Qualifications Appointment Process and Minimum Qualifications:
Deputy Commissioner is an Exempt Class position within the NYS Civil Service Merit System. Section 41(1) of the Civil Service Law provides that the Exempt Class shall include "all other offices or positions for which the Civil Service Commission has determined it is not practicable to fill by competitive or non-competitive examination." These positions are not tenure-bearing.

Approval for appointment to this position will go through the Budget Director Approval (BDA) process, including a fingerprint background check.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree and nine years of experience in policy development, implementation, or management and/or executive-level experience. Four years of specialized experience or an associate degree and two years of specialized experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree; a J.D. or master’s degree may substitute for one year of specialized experience; a Ph.D. may substitute for two years of specialized experience.

Duties Description The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to work within our Executive Office in Albany, New York. This position will work under the direction of the First Deputy Commissioner and will play a vital role in aiding the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets by formulating and executing departmental policies and managing the functions of the Division of Agricultural Development and the Bureau of Weights and Measures. Their responsibilities extend to overseeing a number field and professional staff and directing policy and program reforms.

The Deputy Commissioner also acts as a crucial connector with key stakeholders, including agribusiness representatives, government officials, academic personnel, and the public, while also embodying the Department in various forums. Tasked with analyzing legislative initiatives and industry trends, the Deputy prepares reports and briefings for the Commissioner and the Governor’s Office, addressing the Department's activities and agricultural matters that have broader implications. Additionally, this role encompasses supporting the First Deputy Commissioner with strategic projects, inspections, and legislative matters, ensuring the Department's objectives align with changing market dynamics and regulations.

The position is located at the Department of Agriculture and Markets’ headquarters conveniently located near the Albany International Airport at 10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235. We offer a professional and comfortable working environment with ample free parking. This is a management/confidential (MC) position in the exempt jurisdictional class that offers a competitive salary range of $147,758 to $185,851. year with excellent benefits. Benefits include but are not limited to Health, Dental and Vision coverage, NYS Pension Plan membership, Life Insurance coverage, and Voluntary Defined Contribution Plan.

Additional Comments Department Summary:
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting the production of agriculture; ensuring a safe, nutritious, and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit

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Name Amy Sacco

Telephone 518-457-3216


Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingHow to Apply:
Candidates who are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their cover letter, college transcript(s), and resume to the system. Our online employment application can be found here:

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sacco in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or

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