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Grain Inspector/Grader Position #01238

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
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Grain Inspector/Grader

Position #01238

Chesapeake, Virginia

(Agricultural Specialist IV, Pay Band 4) 

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Marketing has an exciting career opportunity for three full-time Grain Inspector/Graders in the Grain Marketing Program. The successful candidates will inspect and officially certify grain product quality in accordance with USDA Standards of Grain for producers, shippers, processors, buyers, marketers, and other parties with a financial interest in the grain industry. Additional duties include performing sampling, weighing, stowage examination, grading and certification of domestic and export grain at export facilities in and around the Hampton Roads area with occasional work in the Richmond/Hopewell/Petersburg/Harrisonburg areas. The Grain Marketing Program normally operates various shifts throughout the day/evening and during peak workloads can operate 24/7. The successful candidate must have the ability and flexibility to work varied hours, meet the physical demands, and be able to adapt to changing work schedules with limited advanced notice.


QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of agricultural commodities, farming or a related field. Must demonstrate a proven ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with a diverse clientele and work harmoniously with others, perform basic mathematical calculations and follow instructions. Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, apply and explain complex rules and regulations; work independently; and have strong analytical skills. These positions are physically demanding and will require long periods of standing, walking, climbing/descending of up to 50 feet, reaching, and frequent bending/stooping. Inspections and grading functions involve visual and olfactory analysis, and therefore require a verifiable ability to distinguish colors and odors. The successful applicants will be required to maintain a valid Virginia Driver's License as well as a driving record that reflects a sense of responsibility for safety. Candidates must meet the required qualifications for a USDA/FGIS License for sampler, stowage examinations and weigher within 45 daysof employment and a USDA/FGIS Corn and Soybean License within eight months of hire. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Prefer: Additional college coursework or training in agriculture or a related science is preferred along with knowledge of FGIS Rules and Regulations for grain grading (training is provided for those without this knowledge) and experience in agricultural commodities or farming, specifically in grain production. An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills and abilities may substitute for this education and experience. Hiring Salary Range: $33,598-$45,000 annually. Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.


To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ by 11:59 p.m. on January 8, 2018. VDACS only accepts the state application; therefore the application must be detailed and fully completed. Resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application are not accepted. Not submitting a complete or detailed application may result in non-consideration. For more information or assistance, you may contact the Human Resources Office, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 102 Governor Street, Room 248, Richmond, VA 23219; Telephone: (804) 371-8066; Hearing Impaired 1-800-828-1120; E-mail hr.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov. VDACS is an equal opportunity employer & encourages candidates with disabilities to apply.


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