Economic Development Program Specialist 2 Agricul

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 13 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

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  1. Economic Dev Program Spec Trainee 1 Agriculture

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Economic Dev Program Spec Trainee 2 Agriculture

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Economic Development Program Specialist 1 Agricul

    Grade 18

  4. Economic Development Program Specialist 2 Agricul

    Grade 23

  5. Economic Development Program Specialist 3 Agricul

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As an Economic Development Program Specialist 2 (Agriculture), you would:

Deliver and supervise technical assistance programs to NYS producers, food processors, and agri-businesses and identify funding opportunities to enhance domestic and export marketing and promotion efforts and strategies.

Administer and supervise programs that provide monetary assistance to farmers and consumers to develop or enhance the marketing, promotion or consumption of NYS agricultural commodities and products.

Supervise competitive grant programs that award funds to agricultural businesses, government entities and not-for-profits.

Approve the development, preparation, and maintenance of information to promote and market NYS agricultural commodities and products.

Approve and develop materials for presentation at marketing and trade show events that promote and market New York's food products to consumers, wholesalers, retailers, and the food industry.

Supervise Economic Development Program Specialists 1 (Agriculture).

Assign work; evaluate performance; and train and counsel staff.

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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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the examination date, candidates must have either:

1. seven years of experience in agriculture, natural resource management, regional planning, economic development, 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;


2. an associateís degree and five years of the qualifying experience;


3. a bachelorís degree or higher and three years of the qualifying experience;


4. a masterís degree or a juris doctorate degree and two years of the qualifying experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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