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SENIOR MARKET MANAGER - SES - 42000537

Date: Feb 9, 2018

Location: POMPANO BEACH, FL, US, 33069

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Requisition No: 27294 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: SENIOR MARKET MANAGER - SES - 42000537

Position Number: 42000537 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $35,000.16 

Posting Closing Date: 02/22/2018 

SENIOR MARKET MANAGER - SES

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU OF STATE FARMERS MARKETS

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Cynthia Suszko, (813) 359-2609

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in agriculture, business or public administration and three (3) years of professional experience in the field of business, public relations, and/or agriculture, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. 

Professional or paraprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. 

Requires possession of a valid Driver License.

Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be
verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation
can be attached to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires occasional travel. 

NOTES:

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $35,000.16 annually.

Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual. 

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

Market Supervision:  Responsible for the operation of the Edward L. Myrick State Farmers' Market.  Supervise market employees; let or lease space on the market; provide local supervision of market construction and maintenance; keep equipment inventory records and use approved methods of disposing of un-needed inventory; train and instruct the market staff in their required duties and responsibilities; develop and implement effective maintenance programs; maintain an effective market safety program; prepare annual operating budgets and prepare construction budgets.

Developing the Market Program:  Prepare frequent market reports; maintain a current accurate mailing list of area producers and buyers; work with client groups to determine their present and future needs; prepare articles, ads, and other promotions to keep the public informed of markets' activities; stay informed of changes in all rules and regulations; develop a positive public relations program.

Implementing the Market Program: Encourage local producers to participate in promotional campaigns designed to enhance desirability of Florida Agricultural Produce sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Be familiar with the grading, packing, processing, and distribution of farm products.  Visit growers to determine crop conditions and crop availability; work with other agricultural agencies to promote agriculture in the area.

Participate in the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign program. Attend conferences, workshops, seminars etc., for professional development of management skills. Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner.

Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with division and department policies and procedures.

Engage industry, civic and community groups, associations and committees as a department/market representative to develop goodwill for the market and department, as well as an understanding of community concerns and issues.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami