Agricultural Marketing Specialist Job, New York

The Agricultural Marketing Specialist works in the County Planning Department to initiate an agricultural economic development program with an emphasis on marketing.

The Schoharie County Planning & Development Agency is seeking qualified applicants to fill a temporary Agricultural Marketing Specialist Job in New York. This will be a full time (37.5 hours per week) appointment for 25 weeks. Starting salary: $23.89/hour DEADLINE: May 31, 2011 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (A) Bachelor’s degree in marketing; OR (B) Bachelor’s degree in education, economics, communications, business administration, finance or closely related field, plus one (1) year of experience in developing or marketing project ideas or products; OR (C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above. NOTE: Part-time employment can be pro-rated to count towards full time (Example: six (6) months PT equals three (3) months FT) and a higher level of education can be pro-rated for experience up to a year. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Agricultural Marketing Specialist works in the County Planning Department to initiate an agricultural economic development program with an emphasis on marketing. Incumbent works in coordination with the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the County Planning and Development Agency, the County Board of Supervisors and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Director of Planning with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. Does related work as required. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of communication and marketing techniques; working knowledge of the agricultural industry; negotiating skills; ability to advocate effectively; ability to conduct studies and surveys; ability to organize materials and prepare reports; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; resourcefulness, initiative and sound judgment. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This class requires extensive travel. Incumbents will be required to possess a valid, appropriate level New York State Motor Vehicle operator’s license, or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the travel needs of the job. Further information is available on our website, www.schohariecounty-ny.gov Please send resumes to: Personnel Department PO Box 675 Schoharie, NY 12157

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