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Agriculture Field Inspector I

Pesticide Field Inspector

Recruitment #180529-L16A-05

Introduction

Location: Woodward, Ellis, Woods, Harper, Beaver, Texas or Cimarron County

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, conducting, coordinating and supervising technical and professional work operations related to an assigned agricultural program or in an assigned area or district to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and to provide protection for consumers and others within the industry.  Responsibilities include performing inspections, grading, reporting, samplings, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and specialized functions such as market reporting.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of job assignments, the level of expertise required to perform assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others or the management of assigned functions.

Level I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities involving beginning level work in a training status to build their skills in conducting investigations, performing basic professional analysis and interpreting state and federal laws, rules and regulations concerning agricultural products and services.  In this role they will be involved in the evaluation of inspection and survey data, preparing technical records and reports, and assisting in making recommendations concerning remedial action to correct environmental or water problems.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural, biological, plant, animal, physical or natural science, food technology, or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or possession of the appropriate USDA license prescribed by the contract creating the position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

•Attendance at some out-of-state meetings will be required.

•This position will require some overnight travel to better utilize time and expenditures since this position may do work statewide. 

•Applicant must be able to work around pesticides, feed, seed, & fertilizer.

•Applicant must be able to crawl under houses and structures to conduct inspections for termites and/or wood rot.

•Applicant must be able to work around bees.

•Applicants must be able to walk across pastures and plowed fields to investigate alleged drift of pesticides.  This often includes uneven terrain.

•Applicants must be able to work in inclement weather or extreme weather conditions when necessary.

•Applicant will be expected to study and complete examinations for categories of pesticide application, such as Right-of-Way, General Pest, Structural Pest, Fumigation, Ornamental and Turf and others, approximately 22 total categories.

•Applicant must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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