|Class Title:||AGRICULTURAL MARKETING DIR|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
Education and Experience: Determined by the appointing authority.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Determined by the appointing authority.
Examination Method: Determined by the appointing authority.
Job Overview: Summary: Under direction, is responsible for agricultural marketing administrative and managerial work of considerable difficulty in the direction of the Agricultural Marketing Division of the Department of Agriculture; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: The employee in this class plans, directs, and coordinates programs concerned with the national and international marketing of a wide variety of agricultural products, reporting market news, grading livestock, and inspecting fruit and vegetables. This class supervises and differs from Agricultural Marketing Specialist 3 in that an incumbent of the latter is not directly involved in setting policies for the Agricultural Marketing Division.
Work Activities: 1. Plans, directs, coordinates, and participates in programs concerned with marketing Tennessee’s agricultural products, reporting market news, grading livestock, and inspecting fruit and vegetables.
2. Ensures that the Agricultural Marketing Division fulfills its goal of enhancing and expanding the agribusiness economy of Tennessee; recruits individuals to work for the state; interviews prospective employees; assigns performance evaluations to staff; advises subordinates on difficult marketing problems; trains employees on marketing techniques; and performs administrative responsibilities.
3. Evaluates the success of marketing activities, programs, and the marketing division; determines the costs and benefits of marketing activities; prepares and analyzes written reports and evaluations.
4. Develops and administers the operating budget for the division; performs necessary budgetary and financial analyses.
5. Performs difficult liaison and personal contact work relating to the divisional program; acts under the authorization of the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture as a departmental representative with the federal government, the legislature, the Governor’s office, regional organizations, and other offices concerning agricultural marketing policy issues; participates as a member of several agricultural boards and committees.