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SECTION 11
Other officers and employees
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 2
§ 11. Other officers and employees. There shall be such agents,
inspectors, chemists, experts, statisticians, accountants and other
assistants and employees, as the commissioner shall deem necessary for
the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties of the
department under this chapter.

Such officers and employees shall be appointed by the commissioner and
hold office during the pleasure of the commissioner. The officers and
employees of the department who are in office when this chapter takes
effect shall continue in office during the pleasure of the commissioner.

The commissioner may transfer officers or employees from their
positions to other positions in the department, or abolish or
consolidate such positions.

Prior to the appointment of inspectors and investigators by the
department, applicants for such positions shall be fingerprinted as a
condition of employment. Such fingerprints shall be submitted to the
division of criminal justice services for a state criminal history
record check, as defined in subdivision one of section three thousand
thirty-five of the education law, and may be submitted to the federal
bureau of investigation for a national criminal history record check.