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    Summary

    The Fruit and Vegetable Market News office in Oviedo, Florida, is responsible for collecting, analyzing,preparing, and releasing market news data for vegetables, strawberries, watermelons, and sub-tropical fruits shipped in car lot or truck lot quantities from Florida. In this position, you will serve as Officer-in-Charge who is responsible for all activities assigned to the office.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties may include, but are not limited to: Reports various rates charged by truckers to transport fresh fruits and vegetables from individual production areas to selected destination markets
    • Keeps abreast of general economic information and material and new developments in trends in the marketing or transportation of fruits and vegetables
    • Studies daily and seasonal operation as well as market reports from competitive production areas and especially reports from destination markets in order for analysis and evaluation of data
    • Contacts regional and local trade associations, wholesalers, etc. regarding collection and utilization of marketing data pertinent to the analysis of market conditions on a regular basis
    • Describes the operations for the benefit of foreign officials and other groups
    • Responsible for recommending retaining or separating such employees and planning work within the unit including setting priorities and scheduling workg work
    • Participates in meetings with industry as an expert consultant in assessing the impact for each of a number of commodities concerning the volume of marketing, harvesting plans, etc

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    12

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