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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/14/18

Applications Due06/24/18

Vacancy ID54235

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 $45455 to $58028 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 Albany

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:

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

Provisional Appointment: If there is no appropriate eligible list of at least three people willing to accept permanent appointment for this geographic location, the Department may nominate a qualified person for a provisional appointment under the provisions of Section 65 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional Minimum Qualifications: An associate's degree in agriculture, agriculture business, agronomy, animal science, biology, biological science, botany, conservation, dairy science, entomology, environmental health, fishery science 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;

OR: An associate's degree in any field and three months of experience inspecting farm products for a state or federal agency and a current license or authorization issued by a state or federal agency to inspect one farm product.

OR: 60 college credit hours which include or were supplemented by 18 specialized 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;

OR: Two years of full-time professional experience inspecting farm products for a state or federal agency and a license issued within the last two years by a federal or state agency to inspect one farm product.

NOTE: Full-time professional experience in a position inspecting farm products must include taking samples of various food products according to state, federal, or company commodity standards, and issuing state or federal certificates or official documentation attesting to the results of inspections.

1.Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
2.New York State residence is not required.
3.Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices.
4.Physical/Medical Requirements: Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. To obtain a complete statement of the physical and medical standards write to the Medical Review Unit, NYS Department of Civil Service, 55 Mohawk Street, Suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment, and you are responsible for payment of the clinical laboratory test fee. Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
5.In order to perform the duties of a Farm Products Grading Inspector 1, you will be required to obtain a state or federal license/authorization to inspect and grade an appropriate farm product.
6.These positions require extensive travel. If appointed you must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and have access to a motor vehicle when necessary, or otherwise demonstrate your ability to meet the regular transportation requirements in carrying out field work responsibilities.

Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained. The next exam date will tentatively be announced on September 14, 2018.

55-b/c Qualification:
1.If you are interested in this position, please submit a copy of your Department of Civil Service
eligibility letter, your current resume and a cover letter by June 24, 2018 to:
2.Information about the Workers with Disabilities 55-b and the Veterans with Disabilities employment program 55-c can be found at

Duties Description Inspect various farm products at shipping, processing, and receiving points to determine and certify the grade, condition and/or size for the commodity; inspect shell eggs for grade and size; conduct sampling of farm products for various USDA or FDA Government Agencies, conduct Feed Investigations/Pet Food Sampling; conduct audits for Good Agricultural Practices, Good Handling Practices, and Country of Origin Labeling; conduct custom slaughterhouse inspections; conduct inspections of controlled atmosphere rooms for apples; and ensure that products reaching the consumer meet standards and requirements of New York State Branding Laws. This individual may also be asked to take inspection requests and run the Albany Assignment Book.

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

Name Ashlie Bloomfield

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingEligible and interested candidates must submit their college transcript(s), resume, and cover letter to by: June 24, 2018.

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