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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Ag Commodity Grader,Inter
Position Classification Code: U4057
Job Family: NMDA
Pay Level: 05
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under minimal supervision, responsible for inspection, grading, sampling, and certification of USDA commodity grades in a variety of agricultural areas to determine compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relating to standards of quality, and quantity of agriculture and other commodities.
Standard Duties:
Under supervision performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character, but usually involves limited responsibility. Serves as a fresh fruit and vegetable grader, grading and inspecting an extensive range of fruits and vegetables at various terminal market sites, such as, warehouses, railroad sidings, package plants, and similar facilities. The grader is responsible for the examination and evaluation of fresh fruits and vegetables to determine their official U.S. grade and acceptability in terms of quality and condition in accordance with official standards and related regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of university and department policies and procedures; fruits, vegetables, and nut sector in New Mexico and the United State; state and federal laws and regulations, principles and practices of organization and administration.
Agricultural commodity Skilled in applying grading principles, procedures, and regulations to identify, describe, and evaluate relevant quality characteristics such as color, taste, smell, physical shape, or type and origin of defect, and to compare the product characteristics with the standard. Various manual skills in handling, testing, or evaluating products.
develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED certificate.
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
   Certifications/License- Must be federally licensed in 2 or more commodities.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-