APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 33
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.
Agriculturists perform a variety of inspections and enforcement duties related to regulated agricultural programs such as seed testing and seed certification, commercial pest control licensing, commercial nursery inspection and licensing, vertebrate pest control, noxious weeds, insect and plant disease quarantine surveys, and commercial feed and agricultural product grading.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
The incumbent in this position will be responsible for conducting a variety of inspections with an emphasis on nursery stock, hemp, and export certification. Incumbent may be required to secure USDA grading licensure. Duties will include the following: collecting plant, insect, and fertilizer samples; licensing; inspection and enforcement action; and certification duties involving field inspections for USDA phytosanitary certification and grading. Additional duties will include maintaining program data base and office records; ensures compliance to USDA regulations and standards; and works with local, state and federal government representatives, community organizations, business owners and the general public. The position is physically demanding; working in hot or cold weather, or dusty conditions, and walking over uneven terrain. Receives training in the performance of duties described above. This position may be required to work occasional nights and weekends and travel up to 25%. The position will supervise 1-2 personnel primarily working under the export and shipping point inspection programs. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in agricultural science or related field and one year of professional experience in agricultural inspection, seed certification, research, or enforcement of regulations related to agriculture and horticulture; OR one year of experience as an Agriculturist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience performing agricultural inspections? Please describe when and where you obtained this experience
2) Do you have experience supervising staff? Please describe when and where you obtained this experience.
3) Do you have experience identifying produce crops? Please describe when and where you obtained this experience.