DOAG: Job Opportunities with the Department of Agriculture

Job Opportunities with the CT Department of Agriculture

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: Secretary 1

DUE: July 17, 2014 by 4pm – no exceptions

  Job Posting available in Adobe Acrobat Format  

 

Open To:                          Current Exam list candidates or lateral transfer

Location:                          165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

Job Posting No:               108571

Hours:                              Monday through Friday, 40 hours (full time)

Salary:                             CL14/Step 1 Bi-weekly:  $1,587.74 (minimum)

                  

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Incumbents perform a variety of secretarial duties as illustrated in the following areas: 

1.        TYPING: Using a personal computer or other electronic equipment formats and types a full range of correspondence, reports, bills, drafts, etc. from rough draft, transcription, dictated notes, etc.; proofreads for content; edits using knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

2.        FILING: Designs office filing systems; organizes and maintains files (including confidential files); maintains, updates and reviews reference materials and manuals.

3.        CORRESPONDENCE: Composes routine letters/memoranda, etc. (e.g. standard replies and acknowledgement letters) for supervisor's signature.

4.        REPORT WRITING: Compiles information from standard sources and prepares data reports (e.g. number of forms processed during the month).

5.        INTERPERSONAL: Greets and directs visitors; answers phones and takes messages; answers questions requiring knowledge of terminology, organization, supervisor's responsibilities, etc. (e.g. appropriate referrals, general purpose of the unit).

6.        PROCESSING: Scans correspondence; pulls and attaches related materials; reviews, routes and prioritizes mail.

7.        PERSONAL SECRETARY: Arranges and coordinates meetings (including space and equipment); writes minutes of meetings, lectures, conferences, etc. from rough draft; takes notes using shorthand, speedwriting or machine transcription prepares expense accounts; makes travel arrangements.

8.        OFFICE MANAGEMENT: Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment; orders supplies when necessary; completes, processes and maintains paperwork for purchasing (e.g. orders, requisitions, invoices, etc.); maintains time and attendance records; performs related duties as required.

The official job specification may be viewed at:  http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=4850

 

The salary plan is available at:  http://www.das.state.ct.gov/HRDocs/CompPlans/CL%202014%2007%2001.pdf

 

The preferred candidate will have Demonstrated experience and ability in the following areas:

Organization and planning

Time Management Skills and prioritizing work load

Computer efficiently and keyboarding skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Office, and researching via Internet

Filing: setup, maintain, and navigate office and computer files

Math, Accounting and contracting skills

Communication:  speak concisely and convey thoughts clearly

Office management systems and administrative procedures

Purchase Service Agreements, Memo’s of Understanding, Reimbursements, Grants and Contracts, Accounts Payable, Purchase Requisitions, and Bids

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Interested and qualified candidates who meet the preferred skills should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (Form CT-HR-12 at  http://www.das.state.ct.us/cr1.aspx?page=13 ) to:

 

Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist

Department of Administrative Services/SmART Unit

165 Capitol Ave, 5th Floor East

Hartford, CT 06106

Confidential Fax:  (860) 622-4921

OR

Email to DAS.HR.SMART@ct.gov, MUST include Sec1, 108571 (last name) in subject line

Note:  The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: AGRICULTURE BUREAU DIRECTOR

DUE: July 23, 2014 by 4pm – no exceptions

Posting Available in Adobe Acrobat format

  

Open To:                          The Public – the exam process is waived

Location:                           165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

Job Posting No:                  11398

Hours:                               Monday through Friday, 40 hours (full time)

Salary:                               MP67 – 3,492.76 bi-weekly

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: 

Directs the staff and operations of a Bureau; coordinates, plans and manages Bureau activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops policies and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff; prepares and monitors Bureau budget; prepares proposed legislation and regulations; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Bureau who might impact on Bureau activities; appears before legislative and professional groups; may testify at hearings on matters pertaining to the Bureau; prepares correspondence and reports; performs related duties as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: 

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of the technology and research pertaining to the Department of Agriculture; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant State and Federal laws and regulations; knowledge of agricultural programs, such as farming, shellfish, livestock and/or soil and water conservation; knowledge of advertising and promotional techniques related to agricultural resources; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational and planning skills. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  General Experience:  Ten (10) years of experience in one or more of the following: agricultural land and resource management, such as agricultural production, farmland preservation, soil and water conservation and/or the shellfish industry; regulation and inspection of agricultural programs; and/or marketing agricultural products and activities. 

Special Experience:  Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity. 

Substitutions Allowed:  1. College training in Agriculture, Animal Science, Business, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree.

2.  A Master’s Degree in an agriculture related program, Business, Public Health or Public Policy may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.

3.  A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine may be substituted for six (6) years of the General Experience.

*Note: Education may only be substituted for a total of six (6) years.

                   

The official job specification may be viewed at:  http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6141

The salary plan is available at:  http://www.das.state.ct.gov/HRDocs/CompPlans/MP%202013%2007%2012.pdf

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of agricultural practices, marketing campaign development, and land preservation programs and approaches and facilities management; knowledge advertising and promotional techniques related to agricultural; Understanding of applicable state and federal laws, regulations and programs relevant to agriculture promotion, farmland preservation and agriculture product aggregation processing and distribution; Experience with management principles and techniques; Understanding of state and federal grant programs; Experience with farmland preservation; management experience; and communications skills.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Interested and qualified candidates who meet the preferred skills should submit a cover letter that describes your interest and suitability for the position, resume and application for Examination or Employment (Form CT-HR-12 at  http://www.das.state.ct.us/cr1.aspx?page=13 ) to:

Deborah Craig, Human Resources Specialist

Department of Administrative Services/SmART Unit

165 Capitol Ave, 5th Floor East

Hartford, CT 06106

Confidential Fax:  (860) 622-4921

OR

Email to DAS.HR.SMART@ct.gov, MUST include Director 11398 (last name) in subject line.

Note:  The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 
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OTHER STATE AGENCY OPENINGS AND EXAMS
Please check the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) website at: http://www.das.state.ct.us/exam/

Application for Examination or Employment (CT-HR-12) are available on the DAS website at:  http://www.das.state.ct.us/HR/Forms/CT-HR-12_Application.pdf

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.