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AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR ADV

MOSQUITO CONTROL - College Park Field Office

Recruitment #19-002881-0001

Introduction

This is advanced level work conducting inspections and supervising mosquito control activities in Prince George's, Howard and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

Mosquito Control Field Office - College Park, Maryland.

Main Purpose of Job

This position will supervise mosquito control activities in a three-county area, to ensure proper execution of larval control and adult control activities.

POSITION DUTIES

Supervise day crew of contractual workers in identifying mosquito habitat and selecting appropriate insecticides to perform larvidicing tasks.  Includes hiring, training, and assigning work, and ensuring all areas as delineated on maps are inspected and treated.

Supervise night crew of contractual workers in spraying areas which are part of the adult control program.  Includes hiring, training, and assigning work, and ensuring all disease-related sprays are completed.

Supervise the laboratory and trapping crew.   Includes hiring, training, and assigning work, and ensuring correct identification of mosquitoes and west Nile virus samples are sent to the Department of Health.  Work with team member to implement trapping plans.

Maintain an inventory of all pesticides.

Ensure proper maintenance of all vehicles and sprayers.

Investigate complaints and answer inquiries form the public about mosquitoes and mosquito control.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience in one of the following: production, processing, marketing, grading or inspection of agricultural products or chemicals; assisting veterinarians in the 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. At least two years of this experience must include work as a local, State or federal inspector.

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 one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.       

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a 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. 

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is open to current permanent and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of Agriculture only.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. 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.  

2. Employees in this classification who are involved in pesticide sales, use, regulation or application or pest survey and control are required to possess and maintain a current Maryland Commercial Applicators Certification. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this class 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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Maryland Department of Agriculture  Human Resource Office, Room 304  50 Harry S. Truman Parkway  Annapolis, MD  2140.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.) Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

If you are submitting additional information, such as high school diploma or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload it online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, email, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Mary Darling at 410-841-5847 or mary.darling@maryland.gov