The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing 13 vacancies related to the department’s Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch. The branch promotes the environmentally safe handling and sound use of fertilizer material through oversight and research.
Six vacancies are available on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board oversees the department’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program which works to ensure that consumer fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet the quality guaranteed by the manufacturer. Applicants should hold a current California Fertilizing Materials License or be a representative of a licensed firm.
Seven vacancies are available on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee reviews and recommends fertilizer research and education projects for funding and implementation to the department’s Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board.
Subcommittee applicants must demonstrate knowledge, technical and scientific expertise in the fields of fertilizing materials, agronomy, plant physiology, production agriculture, principles of experimental research, and environmental issues related to fertilizer material use.
The term of office for advisory board and subcommittee members is three years and members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary travel expenses. The advisory board and subcommittee are funded entirely through user fees and assessments. The application deadline is August 22, 2011.
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should sent a brief resume to Maria Hicks, California Department of Food and Agriculture – FFLDRS Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Clearly indicate the advisory board or subcommittee vacancy for which you are applying.