Date Posted: August 22, 2022

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Organization: SC Department of Agriculture

Location: Columbia Area

City: Columbia

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $36,000 to $42,000 depending on education and esperience

Minimum and Additional Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in agricultural studies, business administration, marketing, or a related field and one year experience in marketing. 
  • Valid driver's license and ability to operate a vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year Board management experience.
  • Two or more years’ budget management experience.
  • Familiarity/background in agriculture.
  • Familiarity with checkoff organizations.
  • Ability to accurately process assessments and remit accordingly.  
  • Meeting planning experience.

Additional Comments

  • High degree of organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive oral and written reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and cooperatively with various audiences.
  • Ability to exercise judgment in applying and interpreting policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, be detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Must work effectively in a transparent, team-oriented environment.
  • Significant in-state and out-of-state travel.
  • Must be able to provide a high level of customer service to farmers/growers.
  • Excellent public speaking/communication skills.
Job Description:

Do you have a passion for agriculture?  Do you love connecting with farmers and ranchers? This position offers a unique opportunity for the right person!  As the Agricultural Commodities Marketing Specialist for the Beef, Equine and Poultry industries, you would:

  • Serve as Executive Director of the SC Beef Council to include developing, directing and coordinating the promotion/marketing activities such as trade shows, fairs, schools/institution events and social media campaigns. 
  • Manage the daily business activities of the SC Beef Council to include, but not limited to, developing an annual budget, planning and preparing financial reports, collecting assessments, and attending meetings/conferences.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Cattleman's Beef Board, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the SC Cattleman's Association, Clemson University and other allied groups to promote the beef industry in SC.
  • Assist in marketing for the equine industry in SC, represent SCDA at various stakeholder meetings, and serve as the point of contact for the Equine Emergency Preparedness plans.
  • Serve as the liaison between the SC Horseman's Council, SC Farm Bureau Equine Committee, SC Quarter Horse Association, Clemson University, USDA and other equine industry stakeholders. 
  • Represent SCDA at poultry industry meetings/events and collaborate with Clemson University Livestock, USDA and the National Poultry Improvement Program.
  • Plan and coordinate poultry industry meetings for SC.
  • Assist with the promotion of commodities, agricultural market development and SCDA brands.  


  • Generous State benefits to include retirement, health, vision, dental and life insurance.
    • Premium for BCBS State Standard Plan for employee only coverage is less than $100/month!  
    • Premium for BCBS State Standard Plan for full family coverage is only $307/month!
  • 13 paid holidays, generous annual and sick leave accruals.
  • Access to agency fleet of vehicles for required travel.
Generally Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Position requires flexibility for weekend and evening events.
Contact Name:
Kathleen Pierce
Contact Phone Number: 803-734-2199
Contact Email:
Application Process:
All applicants must apply online. The State application should include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will NOT be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed State application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
Employer Address:

1200 Senate St, 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29211
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.