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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
AGRICULTURIST 4 - Pest Control Operator
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $55,958.40 to  $83,394.72  PAY GRADE: 37
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: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Agriculture
Division: Plant Industry
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 01.119
Announcement Number: 38099
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/23/2019
Close Date: 02/07/2020
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
This position works under the general direction of the Plant Industry Administrator and the Environmental Scientist IV in administering the Commercial Pest Control Operator Licensing & Enforcement Program in the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Responsibilities include overall program management; budget development and monitoring; training, supervision and evaluation of program staff performing duties in the inspection, investigation and enforcement of Federal pesticide laws and State regulations related to pesticides and required pest control practices. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills involving report writing, pest control study manual revisions, exam development, preparation of enforcement and legal documents, providing clear direction to staff, and public speaking. The incumbent is responsible for establishing and coordinating review committees and hearings to address disputed pest control related fines or other administrative actions/penalties. This position has a travel requirement of up to 25%. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

To Qualify:
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 three years of journey level experience in a variety of plant industry programs such as seed certification, vertebrate pest control, licensing of pesticide applicators and pest control firms, and agricultural produce grading; OR two years of experience as an Agriculturist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Restricted use Pesticide Applicator's Certificate is required as an ongoing condition of employment for some positions in the series.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience with integrated pest management and enforcement of Federal and state regulations related to pesticides and pest control practices? Please describe.
2) Do you have experience in preparing written reports using data? Please describe.
3) Do you have public speaking experience? Please provide examples of topics.
4) Do you have experience in supervising staff, to include training, monitoring and evaluation of staff, and completing employee disciplinary action? Please describe.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Northern Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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