Agriculture & Markets, Department of
Full Job Description
Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 1 Agriculture, NS=13:
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 2 Agriculture, NS=14:
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher and one year of experience in agriculture, economic development, natural resource management, regional planning, 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.
Economic Development Program Specialist 1 Agriculture, NS=18:
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher and two years of experience in agriculture, economic development, natural resource management, regional planning, 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.
Monitors agricultural economic development program performance, including the execution of contracts and review and approval of claims for payment.
Delivers and administers food and agricultural business development programs.
Provides technical assistance and solves economic development problems for NYS food producers, processors, agri-businesses, buyers, and customers.
Creates, maintains, and distributes agriculture-specific economic development program applications and materials.
Determines potential participant eligibility for various agricultural economic development funding programs.
Administers competitive grant programs that award funds to agricultural businesses, government entities and not-for-profits.
Identifies and assists in the development of new and expanded economic development programs and funding for agricultural business development.
Researches and compiles fiscal, contract or programmatic data and creates and maintains forms, records, and reports on the State’s agricultural economic development programs.
Administers farm product marketing orders and assists in the establishment of new farm product marketing orders to market and promote farm products, and support market and farm production research.
Administers food and agricultural product marketing and promotion programs.
Identifies, plans, and conducts agricultural outreach, marketing and promotion programs with food and agriculture industry, buyers, vendors and government agencies.
Represents and promotes the State’s agriculture industry at trade shows, festivals and agriculture producer site visits.
Develops, prepares, and maintains information that promote and market NYS agricultural commodities and products (e.g., Taste NY and NY Grown and Certified programs) to consumers, wholesalers, retailers and the food industry.