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Legal Specialist (Unclassified)

Posted 1 month ago

Employer: New Jersey Department of Agriculture-State Agriculture Development Committee

Location: Trenton, New Jersey

Application deadline: September 16, 2022

Full position description and application instructions

Under the direction of the Chief of Legal Affairs in the State Agricultural Development Committee (SADC), assists in reviewing farmland preservation transactions, including preparing and negotiating contracts, and reviewing closing documents for the acquisition of development easements on farmland and fee simple title by the SADC, counties, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations; assists in administering the Right to Farm Program, which involves: drafting procedural rules and agricultural management practices in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act; advising municipalities and county agriculture development boards of their rights and obligations under the Right to Farm Act; conducting administrative hearings and presenting findings and recommendations to the SADC pursuant to the Right to Farm; managing cases sent to the Office of Administrative Law; and drafting final decisions and managing the SADC Agricultural Mediation program; assists in Deed of Easement compliance and enforcement cases to ensure compliance with the provisions of the farmland preservation deed of easement or other program matters involving legal review and action; drafts proposed legislation, regulations and amendments in accordance with the policy objectives of the SADC; performs confidential legislative, legal, and policy research related to the Farmland Preservation Program, Right to Farm Program and State Transfer of Development Rights Program; presents program-related issues and makes recommendations to the SADC at its monthly meetings; performs other related duties as required.

Interested candidates must email a cover letter, including the announcement number, resume and transcripts by the closing date of this Notice of Job Vacancy to


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