Business Development Specialist – Colorado Department of Agriculture

Broomfield County, CO • Full Time • Applications Due May 13

Agriculture is a part of all our lives. As an employee of the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), you would be working in an agency that affects every person in the state because when you eat, wear clothes, or drive a car--you are part of agriculture. The primary goals of CDA are to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe and high-quality food supply; protect consumers; and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources. Colorado's food and agriculture industry generated $47 billion of economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 5% of the state's workforce. CDA is proud to be a part of such an important industry. Visit our website at https://ag.colorado.gov/ to learn more about our Department.

In addition to a great work location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus optional 401(k) and 457 plans (www.copera.org)

  • Medical and dental health plans (https://stateofcoloradobenefits.com/)

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account ($60 per month)

  • Paid life insurance, plus additional optional life insurance options

  • Paid Short Term Disability and optional Long Term Disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous vacation and sick leave accruals

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, free parking, professional development and more!

The Markets Division’s mission is to help increase marketing and processing opportunities for Colorado’s agricultural industry. More specifically, CRS 35-1-104 and 35-75-03 outlines functions, powers and duties of CDA relating to the marketing of Colorado agricultural products that include:

  • To extend in every practicable way the distribution and sale of Colorado agricultural products throughout the markets of the world;

  • To act as advisor to producers and distributors and to assist them in the economical and efficient distribution of their agricultural product;

  • To take charge of the exhibition of Colorado agricultural products at international or national expositions;

  • To cooperate with the USDA in obtaining and disseminating production statistics, market and trade information concerning demand, supply, prevailing prices, and commercial movements;

  • To enforce the state laws or regulations relating to fruit and vegetable inspection and grading; and

  • To encourage and promote agricultural business projects that add value to agricultural products and aid the economies of rural communities.

Click here for more information or how to apply!

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