• State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Nov 13, 2021
Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description





*Pay Grade: GRADE 34

Salary Range: $49,151.52 - $72,871.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time


Phone: 775 684-0147


Position Description

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 with the Department of Agriculture, Noxious Weeds Coordinator, funded through the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), and can be located in Sparks or Las Vegas. This position will review and evaluate weed mitigation plans for highway infrastructure projects that are submitted by private NDOT contractors; ensure that accepted plans are being followed by performing site visits and noxious weed survey's and create reports on the findings of those inspections, inspect NDOT material sites to ensure their utilization is appropriate, identify noxious weeds and provide recommendations on weed control to ensure NDOT is meeting noxious weed requirements listed in NRS 555, create educational material relating to noxious weed species and provide trainings for NDOT staff. Applicant must have knowledge pertaining to plant identification, plant biology, and integrated pest management control practices for noxious species and be able to create and provide educational material and trainings.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 Examination

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.

    Special Requirements
    • A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    • Working evenings, weekends and/or holidays is required.

    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: Reno
    Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Address

Sparks, Nevada United States View Map