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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR 2 - Field Inspector and Surveyer - Underfilling Ag Inspector 4
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $28,730.88 to  $41,321.52  PAY GRADE: 23
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Temporary, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Agriculture
Division: Plant Industry
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.139
Announcement Number: 31258
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/17/2017
Close Date: 05/25/2017
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Agricultural Inspectors perform sampling and inspection of agricultural products at shipping point inspection facilities, and participate in pest control and noxious weed eradication; check and grade condition of fruits and vegetables, and assist plant pathologists and entomologists in the preparation of samples for analysis.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Seasonal positions located at the Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, Entomology Section, will be responsible for performing field inspections and surveys for entomology under the supervision of the Agricultural Inspector IV. This position will under-fill the Agricultural Inspector 4 position and may be progressed to the higher level upon supervisor's request and once minimum qualifications of the position have been met.The positions will be located and based in Sparks, NV. Incumbents will be required to travel to agricultural production and rangeland areas across the state of Nevada. This position has a travel requirement of more than 50%. Main duties include placing and collecting traps, preparing and labeling specimens and collection and recording of data electronically using handheld computers and phones. Incumbents may be assigned to assist in other related Plant Industry disease and field surveys as required.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience in agricultural sciences or related sciences performing agriculture duties; OR one year of experience as an Agricultural Inspector I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination or education and experience.
Special Notes
    Incumbents at the Agriculture Inspector III and IV levels are required to qualify for a federal-State license to issue certificates of quality and condition of agriculture products within three months of appointment.
Special Requirements
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    50 % Travel requirement.
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
    Flexible and/or rotating shifts are required.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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