Agricultural Commodity Grader


Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture

Stuttgart, AR - Jun 18, 2022 via USAJobs

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If selected for this position you will make final grade determinations on products standardized under the U.S.

Grain Standards and Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 Acts and may perform weighing activities at grain handling facilities.

You may rotate between all facilities in your assigned area.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

FOR THE GS-05 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants must have three years of experience (one of which must be equivalent to at least the GS-04 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Inspector for producers of grain/grain products, dealers, official or private inspection agencies, transportation companies, or similar organizations that involved the application of commercial or Federal quality standards.

Agricultural production (farming, growing, or raising) that provided a knowledge of grading and the quality factors related to grading of grain and/or grain products.

Inspector of grain/grain products processing plants involving enforcement of Federal, State, or local laws and regulations pertaining to raw or finished products, plant sanitation, or packaging and labeling.

Employment in a food processing plant, warehouse, or similar facility that involved administrative or technical responsibility related to quality factors in raw or finished products, processing procedures, sanitation, or product storage conditions.

Examples include work as a quality control technician, food technologist, or production unit supervisor.

Sorting or packing work may be qualifying, provided it required technical knowledge of product types and quality factors and was not limited to manual skill.

College teacher, researcher, or extension service worker involved with subjects related to the factors and conditions affecting the quality of grain/grain products.

ORnCompleted four full years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with a major study in any field, that included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in agriculture, botany, crop production, agronomy, product processing, food chemistry, technology, quality control, or other related subjects.

Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

FOR THE GS-07 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Knowledge of the official U.S.

grade standards for grain and/or grain products.

Knowledge of the specific elements of product processing, transportation, storage, or conditions that affect the grain and/or grain products grade, acceptability, and quality.

Skill in applying the procedures, techniques, and methods required to determine the grain/grain products acceptability or grade, and skill in performing various types of inspections.

Skill in establishing, maintaining, and developing effective interpersonal relationships with employees, operating supervisors, and managers of the grain/grain products processing firms and facilities.

ORn1 full year of graduate level education in any field that included 9 semester hours, or the equivalent, in agriculture, botany, crop production, agronomy, product processing, food chemistry, technology, quality control, or other related subjects.

ORnSuperior Academic Achievement: To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements.

Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

TRANSCRIPTS are required if: You are qualifying for the position based on education.

You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.

You are qualifying for this position based on Superior Academic Achievement.

This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-05/07 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements.

The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.



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