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About the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA):
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. The Director of ISDA is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. The ISDA’s vision is to be a global leader in innovation and commercialization for food, fuel, and fiber production. For more info click this link: http://www.in.gov/isda/3240.htm
The starting salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.
ISDA will support growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state, and federal levels; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel, and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land. ISDA reports to the Lt. Governor, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. ISDA is also a member of the Governor’s Cabinet.
The auditor works as a specialized compliance officer for the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency (IGBWLA), an agency established within the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Incumbent performs inspections and examinations of commercial grain operations for compliance with state laws about the marketing and storage of producer grain.
About the Job:
The Grain Compliance Auditor works as a specialized compliance officer for the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency, housed as a division of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The Grain Compliance Auditor performs inspections and processes licensing of agricultural grain businesses with the primary goal being to insure compliance with State regulations about the marketing and storage of producer grain. The Grain Compliance Auditor reports to the Deputy Director – Compliance of the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency (IGBWLA).
This is a remote position.
A Day in the Life:
- Perform inspections to determine if the business is operating within the scope of applicable State law;
- Perform inspections as assigned by measuring and calculating grain inventories and reviewing accounting records including but not limited to, grain contracts, scale tickets, grain settlement sheets, banking records, and cash on hand;
- Prepare current ratio and balance sheet reports on licensed firms as assigned by completing an audit of the firm’s business records and confirming balances;
- Perform inspections as assigned for compliance with the Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation (IGIC), Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Program (SPARC), Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC), and other inspections as the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency may contract to perform;
- Ability to complete auditing assignments promptly;
- Submit written and oral reports of audit findings to the agency;
- Assist and service agribusiness entities in the license application process as assigned;
- Provide the Director and the agency with recommendations for business status and solvency;
- Compile information on insolvent agribusinesses for potential criminal prosecution;
- Coordinate and assist with the removal of grain assets in a case where an agribusiness has filed bankruptcy or has failed resulting in unfulfilled obligations to producers;
- Testify as necessary at legal proceedings as a field auditor;
- Test and inspect commercial grain moisture meters as assigned;
- Attend all required training and meetings;
- Represent the Director and the agency in business relations with agribusinesses in the state;
- Processing license applications and renewals;
- Maintain and monitor fees, bonding, insurance, and financial requirements;
- Process and maintain records for bonding letters of credit, cash deposits, and certificates of deposits;
- Fulfill other duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need for Success:
- Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in an agricultural field of study;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to comprehend and interpret applicable state and federal regulations;
- Specialized knowledge of the principles and practices of grain accounting, agribusiness management, and agriculture economics;
- Specialized knowledge of grain’s physical properties and dynamics as they relate to grain storage and measurement;
- Ability to use geometric formulas to calculate volumes and capacities of varying structures;
- Ability to use computers and familiarity with basic data entry, word processing and ,spreadsheet software;
- Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects;
- Ability to work independently and with others as needed;
- Ability to routinely climb to the top of grain elevators/silos/bins in erotically determine inventory; bins and silos could be up to one hundred (100) feet high.
- Ability to safely climb ladders including grain elevator/silo/bin ladders not to exceed a maximum working load of 300 pounds including all safety equipment (based on the specifications for grain bins associated with this position);
- Ability to maneuver in tight spaces;
- Maintain all applicable safety policies and procedures;
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license;
- Ability to travel extensively within the state with some nights away from home to conduct audits.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:
- Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
- Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
- Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
- Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
- Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
- Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
- A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
- 150 hours of paid new parent leave
- Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
- Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
- 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Group life insurance
- Referral Bonus program
- Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
- Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Free Parking for most positions
- Free LinkedIn Learning access
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at jobs@spd.IN.gov.
The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.