Salary: $55,958 - $83,395 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. Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. This position works under the general direction of the Plant Industry Administrator and the Environmental Scientist IV in administering the Commercial Pest Control Operator Licensing & Enforcement Program in the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Responsibilities include overall program management; budget development and monitoring; training, supervision and evaluation of program staff performing duties in the inspection, investigation and enforcement of Federal pesticide laws and State regulations related to pesticides and required pest control practices. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills involving report writing, pest control study manual revisions, exam development, preparation of enforcement and legal documents, providing clear direction to staff, and public speaking. The incumbent is responsible for establishing and coordinating review committees and hearings to address disputed pest control related fines or other administrative actions/penalties. This position has a travel requirement of up to 25%.
Announcement Number: 38099
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.