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AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR II

STATE CHEMIST SECTION

Recruitment #18-002889-0005

GRADE

9

LOCATION OF POSITION

Eastern Shore Region - Caroline, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties.

Each county must be selected on the application.

Main Purpose of Job

Inspections, sampling, education, and investigations are conducted in support of the Program's statutory and regulatory authority. Sampling for the USDA PDP cooperative agreement is conducted. The above schemes are performed at various field locations throughout a geographical region of the state requiring extensive travel.

POSITION DUTIES

Conducts inspections of sites that manufacture, offer for retail, offer for wholesale. distribute, or store animal feeds, feed ingredients, pet foods, specialty pet foods, pesticides, fertilizers, fertilizer pesticide combination products, soil conditioners (amendments), liming materials and compost.

Performs label review, either in the field or office, for compliance to State of Maryland and Federal Laws. Reviews product(s) in the field to determine if product(s) are registered. Issues field stop sale notices if the product is in violation according to the Annotated Code of Maryland and the appropriate sections of COMAR.

Performs proper sampling according to established guidelines. Conducts sampling for the USDA PDP cooperative agreement. Prepares samples for shipping to the appropriate designated laboratory. Maintains supplies inventory used for the PDP sampling program. Inputs sampling information into the PDP database accurately.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience in one of the following: production, processing, marketing, grading or inspection of agricultural products or chemicals; assisting veterinarians in care and management of animals; animal disease control; care or management of livestock or inspecting veterinary hospitals, riding stables or livestock dealers; installation, inspection, repair, or testing of weighting, volumetric measuring or counting devices; inspecting labeling and packaging; pesticide sales, use, regulation, or application; production, maintenance or inspection of a tree plantation or nursery stock; pest or weed control; wildlife population censuring; or the production, sales, inspection or testing of seed or turf products.

Notes:

1.  Applicants may substitute fifteen credit hours in agriculture; animal, biological, environmental, food or physical sciences; chemistry; mathematics; engineering, or law enforcement at an accredited college or university for each year of experience for up to two years of experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience non-commissioned officer in quality assurance, inspection and grading classification or quality assurance, inspection and grading specialty codes in the agricultural commodity grading field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator license’s valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may be assigned to any county or region of the State and may be required to establish residence within their assigned geographic area.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or hazel.day@maryland.gov

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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