Pesticide Inspector II
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - North Carolina

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The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.

Duties include working with a broad range of non-regulated and regulated community, consisting of agricultural producers, chemical manufacturers, and pesticide applicators while enforcing the provision of the NC Pesticide Law of 1971 and FIFRA (Federal Insecticide and Fungicide Rodenticide Act). This position interacts with pest control, medical and public health experts as well. Primary functions within position include conducting inspections at agricultural establishments while enforcing the Worker Protection Standard, conducting federal inspections at pesticide producing establishments, audits for Environmental Trust Fund and Pesticide Recordkeeping inspections at private applicators. Other duties include special projects involving canceled, suspended or special use of pesticides, conducting investigations and referrals from other state and federal agencies and developing detail investigative reports. Presentations to the public in the form of public speaking and staffing trade show booths at commodity association and fairs, working on teams within the Section are also requirements of Inspector II. Assisting coworkers in exam administration and other duties that arise. Some weekend and overnight travel is required. For permanent consideration applicant must pass an employment physical to confirm ability to wear a respirator. Applicant will also be required to undergo a cholinesterase-monitoring program to address levels of pesticide exposure. **This position will be headquartered in the eastern district. Must reside in one of the following counties; Pitt, Beaufort, Hyde, Wilson, Wayne, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Craven, Pamlico, Carteret and/or surrounding counties. Please note the Department does not cover moving expense that may be incurred.**

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Applicant must have past experience in conveying and/or interpreting job related Laws and Regulations. Basic experience with Microsoft Office. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Preferences: Ability to speak Spanish. Prefer use of digital tools such as cameras and GPS. Ability to compose reports that consist of investiagtion narratives, explanation summaries, and documentation of work events. It is preferred that the area of study and/or work history cover the fundamentals of pesticide application, environmental conservation, and integrated crop managment practices.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, entomology, pest management, horticulture, plant pathology or a closely related biological science from an appropriately accredited institution and three year of closely related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.

**Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.**

Questions regarding this posting? Contact Veronica Herwick at 919-707-3201.