Department: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Division: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Business Unit: HR-AGRIC REGISTRATION/ENFORCEM
Work Type: PERMANENT
*Pay Grade: GRADE 33
Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20
Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time
Recruiter: KENNETH R SCHULZ
Phone: 775 684-0147
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 2 position that 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 fumigation sites as needed; 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//
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in agricultural science or related field and one year of professional experience in agricultural inspection, seed certification, research, or enforcement of regulations related to agriculture and horticulture; OR one year of experience as an Agriculturist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.
- Restricted-use Pesticide Applicator's Certificate is required as an ongoing condition of employment for some positions in the series.
- A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
- This position has a 50% travel requirement.
This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.
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: