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Date:  May 19, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  26660

Agency :  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   $3856.00-$5404.00/anticipated monthly starting salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Posting Identification Number  # 26660

Position overview

This position is in the Bureau of Marketing, Promotion and Grants. The mission of the bureau is to expand Illinois domestic and international markets by providing marketing assistance to food and agriculture companies. The bureau also provides essential price and sale information of the grain and livestock markets to assist in the marketing and distribution of farm commodities. We invite all interested candidates to apply. 

Job Responsibilities

1. Works with a market reporter in analyzing market data i.e. grain markets and livestock auctions.

2. Prepares weekly livestock statistical summaries utilizing USDA directives and official procedures and submits reports.  

3. Works with market reporter in contacting grain dealers, processors, and brokers to collect grain data, price, movement, and volume of trade.

4. Works with a market reporter in releasing grain market information by radio broadcast, prepares weekly statistical report on grain, grain stock and feedstuffs.

5.  Assists with the check-off programs enacted through legislation, during referendums, makes sure all eligible votes have ballots; tabulates voting results.

6. Works with marketing representatives to coordinate marketing programs including recruiting and gathering information for company database, i.e. food and agricultural product programs designed to promote Illinois food, livestock, grain, and agricultural commodities both domestically and internationally including those mandated by the state.

7.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with coursework in agriculture, agricultural marketing, agricultural economics, and/or general marketing.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers elementary knowledge of the principles and practices involved in marketing Illinois Products.

2.  Prefers elementary knowledge of computer operation, word processing and spreadsheet software packages.

3. Prefers elementary knowledge and understanding of grain and livestock terminology.

4. Prefers elementary knowledge if market reporting terminology of ag commodity production, marketing, price fluctuation and price advantages.

5. Prefers ability to collect and communicate market news info

6. Prefers ability to express market info clearly and concisely, in oral and written form.

7. Prefers ability to gain and maintain effective working relationships with ag businesses, groups, and individuals. 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Required to successfully pass a background check.
  2.  Requires valid driver’s license • Requires ability to work overtime.
  3.  Requires the ability to travel.

Work Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm (work hours may vary) M-F  
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources


Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Family:  Arts, Design & Cultural  


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (AGR) administers an annual budget of more than $100 million and employs more than 300 people statewide, with several hundred more temporary employees hired during the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.  Separate bureaus administer programs and services directed at conserving the state's land and water resources; protecting the health and welfare of livestock and companion animals; overseeing state and county fairs; regulating seed, feed and fertilizer products; ensuring the financial stability of grain dealers and warehouses; promoting Illinois food and agricultural products; and operating the state's horse racing program.  


AGR values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  


AGR offers a robust benefit package including; 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules in many program areas
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 10 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid sick days annually
  • Ten to twenty-five (10-25) paid vacation days based on years of service
  • Employees earn three (3) paid personal days pro-rated based on start date
  • Thirteen - Fourteen (13-14) paid state holidays annually


If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply today!



This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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