Salary: $47,189 - $69,739 per yr
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. This is an Agriculturist 3 position, being underfilled as an Agriculturist 2 and will work under the general direction of the pest control program manager (Agriculturist 4) in administering the state pest control continuing education program (CEU) 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 manage the Nevada database for pest control continuing education with the assistance of an Administrative Assistant II. The incumbent works with private industry to ensure that CEU courses offered to pest control applicators are of high quality and meet all statutory requirements; confirms that all paperwork relating to CEU requirements are processed in a timely manner during relicensing and that companies reporting CEU units are in accordance with annual deadlines; and refers potential violations of CEU issues to the program manager for possible enforcement actions.
Announcement Number: 36684
Open to all qualified persons.
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.