DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Division:
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Business Unit:
HR-AGRIC REGISTRATION/ENFORCEM Work Type:
PERMANENT Salary Range:
$49,151.52 - $72,871.20 Recruiter:
KENNETH R SCHULZ Phone:
775 684-0147 Email:
Agriculturists perform a variety of inspections and enforcement duties related to regulated agricultural programs such as seed testing and seed certification, commercial pest control licensing, commercial nursery inspection and licensing, vertebrate pest control, noxious weeds, insect and plant disease quarantine surveys, and commercial feed and agricultural product grading. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This is an Agriculturist 3 position and will work under the general direction of the pest control program manager (Agriculturist 4) in the Nevada Department of Agriculture, Las Vegas office. Responsibilities include inspecting pest control applicators at their office/warehouse and in the field according to neutral scheme inspection schedules and protocol; work with companies and applicators to correct non-compliance issues with applicable codes; investigating verified complaints from the public as to possible violations of pesticide statutes and code; inspections of restricted use pesticide (RUP) dealers for compliance with federal and state statute and code; inspect producer establishments and fumigation treatments as needed; maintains EPA inspector credentials including fulfilling training requirements and reports; refers all potential violations to the program manager for possible enforcement actions; and assists with managing the Nevada pest control licensing program with the assistance of an Administrative Assistant II. The incumbent works with private industry to correct non-compliance issues and provide pest control licensing data and information related to pest control licensing processes and records for use in ongoing software development. To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-1_0//
The Examination Application Evaluation Exam
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in agricultural science or related field and two years of journey level experience in a variety of plant industry programs such as seed certification, vertebrate pest control, licensing of pesticide applicators and pest control firms, agricultural produce grading or enforcement of regulations related to agriculture and horticulture; OR one year of experience as an Agriculturist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
- The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
- A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas