Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Agricultural Program Supervisor, Wisconsin Dept. of Ag, Trade, & Consumer Protection

This position leads strategic planning and sets overall direction and policies for the Market Wisconsin programs related to increasing the sale of Wisconsin grown or produced agricultural products within local and regional markets.  This position oversees and directs program planning, development, and implementation of Market Wisconsin programs, including setting program goals and objectives, strategies and measuring results.   At the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection our mission and vision is to make Wisconsin a world leader in agriculture, food safety, and consumer protection.  At our headquarters, perched on the Southeast side of Madison overlooking the city, employees enjoy plentiful, low-cost parking, and easy access to major highways.

Job Duties:   This position leads strategic planning and sets overall direction and policies for the Market Wisconsin programs related to increasing the sale of Wisconsin grown or produced agricultural products within local and regional markets. Oversees and directs program planning, development, and implementation of Market Wisconsin programs, including setting program goals and objectives, strategies and measuring results. This position makes recommendations for the enactment of legislation or initiatives related to economic development priorities issued through the Governor's and Secretary's offices which includes implementing the 2009 Wisconsin Act 293 Farm to School Program.  To see the position description please click here.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  
  • Thorough knowledge of supervisory and personnel management practices (e.g., hiring, discipline, grievance, performance evalations, training, etc.); this includes strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills related to local food market development efforts gained through direct work with such programs as: Farm to School, farmers markets, community supported agriculture, food production, food procurement, and/or food distribution, etc.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills including experience in performance evaluation, team building and motivating.
  • Knowledge of economic developement and/or marketing strategies, including the ability to identify target markets, develop market entry strategies and identify investment opportunities in the state.

Applicaions due on or before October 29, 2012.