Position Classification Title: NMDA Market Reporter
Position Classification Code: U4028
Job Family: NMDA
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: 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:
Position is primarily concerned with collection, analysis and dissemination of current information on available supplies, movement, demand, prices, marketing trends, and other facts relating to the marketing of agricultural products.
Standard Duties:
Interview producers, brokers, dealers, shippers, wholesalers, buyers, and other members of the trade concerning supplies, movement, price, demand, trends, and other market factors; Obtain specific information on significant individual transactions, including the securing of quality and condition data, by such means as; interviews with principals, market officials, and/or U.S.D.A. commodity graders; consulting official market transaction records; and, as appropriate, by personal inspection of the commodity lot figuring in the given transactions; evaluate the reliability and accuracy of the information obtained; reconciling contradictions and discrepancies, determining market tone and level, identifying trends and isolating factors affecting the observed prices and movements; Preparing market reports which deal with the assigned phase or portion of the market, as well as preparing special releases, summaries and features for radio, television, press associations, leased wire services, newspapers and trade publications; and answers inquiries from the trade and from the interested general public as to such things as shipments, supplies, receipts, prices, and so forth.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the methods and practices characteristic of markets in the assigned commodity area; knowledge of the physical characteristics, production factors, and quality grading or inspection criteria of the assigned group of commodities.
short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.
Ability to establish and maintain sound working relationships with the industry.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-