Dir Plant Industry

Grade 64

New York State has approximately 1 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Agriculture & Markets, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Assnt Horticultural Inspector 1

    Grade NS

  2. Assnt Horticultural Inspector 2

    Grade NS

  3. Horticultural Inspector 1

    Grade 18

  4. Horticultural Inspector 2

    Grade 23

  5. Horticultural Inspector 3

    Grade 25

  6. Assnt Dir Plant Industry

    Grade 62

  7. Dir Plant Industry

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

A Director Plant Industry manages all programs of the Division of Plant Industry by planning, directing, and coordinating field and office activities; advising and assisting the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets in developing new programs and policies; recommending new and revised legislation; representing the Commissioner and Department with regulated industries, affected groups, news media, Federal and State agencies, and the general public; formulating and implementing cooperative agreements and contracts which support Division activities; directing the preparation of periodic and annual reports and budgets; and keeping staff, the industry, and the public informed of new rules, regulations, laws, and programs.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Non-Competitive: Bachelors degree in plant science, horticulture, agriculture, environmental or natural science, and eight years of progressively responsible experience working in an industry, governmental or educational organization providing leadership, planning and implementation of policy, programs and projects that impact agricultural, horticultural and forestry resources.  Four of the eight years must have been in an administrative position with supervisory responsibilities.

Substitution:  A masters degree in the above fields may substitute for one year of the required experience.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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