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NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST I

Recruitment #19-001856-0002

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill the position of Nutrient Management Specialist I.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Wicomico County

27722 Nanticoke Road

Salisbury, MD 21801

 

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides technical and administrative support to the nutrient management program. The main function is to review and inspect nutrient management plans written by certified consultants and implementation of nutrient management plans by famers to help ensure their compliance with the regulatory requirements regarding proper utilization and application of nutrients, and protection of Maryland's agricultural and natural resources and the environment.

POSITION DUTIES

Reviews and evaluates certified nutrient management plans, conducts plan implementation visits and reviews annual implementation reports.

Provides technical assistance and issues appropriate follow-up and enforcement actions for non-compliant licensees, consultants, nutrient applicators and farmers.

Addresses complaints and farm emergency winter conditions.

Maintains records of inspections of nutrient management plans written by certified consultants/ farmers and plan implementation by farmers.

Prepares reports on inspection activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Five years of experience in agronomy, soil fertility, nutrient management planning, or other related farming experience.

Notes:

1. An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university which includes at least 12 credit hours in agronomy, soil science, crops, or horticulture may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which includes at least 24 credit hours in agronomy, soil science, crops, or horticulture may be substituted for four years of the required experience.

3. A Master's degree in agronomy, soil science, crops, or horticulture may be substituted for the required experience.

4. Possession of a current nutrient management certification may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in plant pathology classifications or plant pathology specialty codes in the field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. 24 credit hours in agronomy, soil science, crops or horticulture.

2. A current Nutrient Management Certification.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned dutiesthat require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees appointed to this classification must obtain a nutrient management certificate from the Maryland Department of Agriculture no later than one (1) year from the date of appointment and must maintain certification.

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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

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.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION.

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

 

 



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