Company: State of Nevada
Posted on: November 14, 2021
Department: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Division: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Business Unit: HR-AGRIC REGISTRATION/ENFORCEM
Work Type: PERMANENT
*Pay Grade: GRADE 34
Salary Range: $49,151.52 - $72,871.20
Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time
Recruiter: KENNETH R SCHULZ
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 advanced-level work and may provide work direction and
training to others.
This is an Agriculturist 3 position with the Department of
Agriculture, Noxious Weeds Coordinator, funded through the Nevada
Department of Transportation (NDOT), and can be located in Sparks
or Las Vegas. This position will review and evaluate weed
mitigation plans for highway infrastructure projects that are
submitted by private NDOT contractors; ensure that accepted plans
are being followed by performing site visits and noxious weed
survey's and create reports on the findings of those inspections,
inspect NDOT material sites to ensure their utilization is
appropriate, identify noxious weeds and provide recommendations on
weed control to ensure NDOT is meeting noxious weed requirements
listed in NRS 555, create educational material relating to noxious
weed species and provide trainings for NDOT staff. Applicant must
have knowledge pertaining to plant identification, plant biology,
and integrated pest management control practices for noxious
species and be able to create and provide educational material and
To see full Class Specifications visit:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
agricultural science or related field and two 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, agricultural produce grading or
enforcement of regulations related to agriculture and horticulture;
OR one year of experience as an Agriculturist II in Nevada State
service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
as described above.
Application Evaluation Exam
- The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation.
It is essential that applications/resumes 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.
- A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment
and as a condition of continuing employment.
- Working evenings, weekends and/or holidays is required.
This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of
applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible.
*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the
Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An
employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.
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.
Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe
Keywords: State of Nevada, Sparks , AGRICULTURIST 3, Other , Sparks, Nevada
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