AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR II
Nursery Inspection Program
|Department||MDA Plan Ind & Pest Mgmt-Plant Protect & Weed Mgmt|
|Date Opened||9/5/2019 2:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/20/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$30,307.00 - $47,317.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Mary Darling|
LOCATION OF POSITION
This is a field position that involves extensive travel (using a State vehicle) to sites in Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery and Washington Counties, and other locations statewide as needed. The position will report regularly to the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland - at least one day/week during inspection season, more during the off season. Some overnight travel may be required.
Main Purpose of Job
Learn to perform all field aspects of the nursery inspection program including enforcement of the Maryland Plant Disease Control law and plant quarantines and field surveys for plant pests and beneficial organisms.
Perform routine inspections of certified nurseries and licensed dealers, taking samples to a laboratory as needed.
Determine that compliance parameters of the Maryland Plant Disease Control Law are met by nurseries and plant dealers.
Report on and maintain records and data of inspections, surveys, and pest monitoring programs.
Perform plant/pest quarantine activities.
Assist section personnel in the conduct of their work on other plant protection projects and activities in other areas of the State.
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.
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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
At least one year work experience in nurseries or related to horticulture.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Agriculture Human Resource Office, Room 304 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401. 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 diplomas or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them 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 firstname.lastname@example.org