Job Posting: Farm Equity Officer – Staff Services manager I (Specialist)

Job Posting: Farm Equity Officer – Staff Services manager I (Specialist)
Department of Food & Agriculture
Final Filing Date: Until Filed

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Secretary, the Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) will collaborate with stakeholders to identify issues of importance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The SSM I (Specialist) will be responsible for establishing a clear vision to achieve productive results to enhance the ability for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to have access to services and programs to operate their enterprise independently and efficiently. The SSM I (Specialist) will work closely with and take direction from the Deputy Secretary of Administration and Finance.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Farm Equity Officer to provide sufficient and appropriate technical assistance and outreach activities for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
  • Establish, develop, and implement methods and resources needed to maintain an effective outreach program to engage socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
  • Independently research, evaluate, and deploy diverse communication strategies for effectively keeping the stakeholder base informed of all relevant information.
  • Travel throughout the State to participate in various meetings with diverse stakeholder groups to keep informed on issues; communicate regularly with the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on updates and issues.
  • Participate, draft, develop, and implement policies and procedures to insure CDFA meets the requirements of the Farmer Equity Act of 2017.
  • Develop, draft, prepare, and submit all required reports to the Governor and Legislature on a timely basis. 
  • Consult with representatives from state agencies (including the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, and the California Health and Human Services Agency) and all other interested members of the public and private sectors of the state on opportunities for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and to coordinate state programs.

All interested candidates must attach a Statement of Qualifications to be considered for the position.

Alternate classifications may be considered.

For additional information and application instructions, please refer to the following posting:


Electronic application is preferred.  All mail or drop-off applications must include JC# 109634

Address for Mail or Drop-Off Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Food & Agriculture
Attn: Human Resources Branch JC# 109634
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

The final filing date for applications is until filled.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Rosemerry Chadaris at (916) 403-6771 or

This advertisement was approved by Kevin Masuhara, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office.

Contact Information

Rosemary Chadaris