Dir Dairy Industry Services

Grade 64

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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. Dairy Products Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Dairy Products Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Dairy Products Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Dairy Products Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Dairy Industry Services Manager (Milk Control)

    Grade 27

  6. Dairy Industry Services Manager

    Grade 27

  7. Dir Dairy Industry Services

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

Exercises overall direction and supervision of the programs and activities of the Division; Develops policies and programs for carrying out the objectives and goals of the program; Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of Department policies and programs relating to the dairy industry including all aspects of milk and milk product sanitation from dairy farms through processing plants and recommends changes as appropriate;
Develops policy positions relative to dairy industry and regulations for consideration by executive staff;
Reviews or drafts appropriate legislative proposals and reviews proposed legislation affecting the dairy industry;
Directs inspection and sampling programs applicable to dairy farms and all types of dairy plants;
Directs the collection and evaluation of inspection reports and sampling data;
Oversees office organization, personnel, employee discipline and counseling, and budgeting; Identifies and initiates investigations and takes or recommends actions as a result of the findings of such inquiries;
Sets policy and establishes administrative structure within the Division to conduct hearings on dealer licensing, enforcement actions and promulgation or amendment of rules and orders;
Directs the drafting of determinations and final orders for action by the Commissioner and initiates other types of enforcement procedures;
Develops and maintains effective communications with leadership of all segments of agriculture and related industries, with university researchers and with officials in federal and State governments;
Serves as spokesperson for the Department on dairy policy;
Advises and assists the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in all issues involving the dairy industry.

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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.

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Dairy Industry Services Manager (Milk Control) or Dairy Industry Services Manager.

Non-Competitive: Masters Degree in accounting, agricultural education, statistics, agricultural economics, milk marketing, food or dairy science, and food or dairy technology or a closely related field;


Six years of experience in formulating and administering milk marketing orders and dairy promotion orders; developing market statistics and research for policy guidance; devising accounting and reporting procedures; and conducting research on issues in the dairy industry and analysis of competitive market and milk pricing practices;


Six years of experience in managing a major program involving the inspection and regulation of milk or milk products, which includes the manufacturing, processing and/or storage of these products.  

Four years of the experience must have been in a high level administrative capacity, which includes significant responsibility for the direction, supervision, and evaluation of both the program and professional staff.

Substitutions: Bachelors Degree in the above specified fields and eight years of experience which must have included four years as a high level administrator as described above; or Associates Degree in the above specified fields and ten years of experience which must have included four years as a high level administrator as described above.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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