PESTICIDES INSPECTOR

TN Department of Human Resources - Wilson County, TN

Full-time
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER AND INDUSTRY SERVICES DIVISION, WILSON COUNTY

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a biological, chemical, agricultural science, or related to field including but not limited to Entomology, Plant Pathology, Forestry, Horticulture and Plant Science and experience equivalent to two years of full-time work in one or a combination of the following: (1) the enforcement of environmental pollution laws or regulations, which may include pesticides inspection; feed, seed, and fertilizer inspection; or insect control; (2) the application, manufacture, or sales of commercial pesticides; (3) the inspection or development of laws or regulations for the distribution of agricultural/horticultural plants; (4) professional research or post-secondary education in the agricultural or biological sciences; or (5) the management or supervision of a farm or farming operation primarily engaged in the cultivation of vegetables, fruit, or other horticultural crops.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in a biological, chemical, or agricultural science may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year (e.g., an additional 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required experience).

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying full-time experience in one or a combination of the following areas may substitute for the required education, on a year for year basis, to a maximum of four years: (1) the enforcement of environmental pollution laws or regulations, which may include pesticides inspection; feed, seed, and fertilizer inspection; or insect control; (2) the application, manufacture, or sales of commercial pesticides; (3) the inspection or development of laws or regulations for the distribution of agricultural/horticultural plants; (4) professional research or post-secondary education in the agricultural or biological sciences; or (5) the management or supervision of a farm or farming operation primarily engaged in the cultivation of vegetables, fruit, or other horticultural crops (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).

OR

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to three years of full-time work in one or a combination of the following: (1) the enforcement of environmental pollution laws or regulations, which may include pesticides inspection; feed, seed, and fertilizer inspection; or insect control; (2) the application, manufacture, or sales of commercial pesticides; (3) the inspection or development of laws or regulations for the distribution of agricultural/horticultural plants; (4) professional research or post-secondary education in the agricultural or biological sciences; or (5) the management or supervision of a farm or farming operation primarily engaged in the cultivation of vegetables, fruit, or other horticultural crops.

Other Requirements:
Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid vehicle operator's license may be required for employment in some positions.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:
Summary: Under general supervision, performs inspection, investigation, monitoring and enforcement work of average difficulty involving State and Federal pesticides laws and regulations; State and Federal feed, seed, fertilizer, and agricultural lime laws and regulations; and pest control laws and regulations; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Pesticides inspection sub-series. An employee in this class inspects and monitors the manufacture, distribution, application, product labeling, packaging, storage, sales proceedings and licensing of pesticides. An employee in this class also inspects, samples, and monitors the manufacture and distribution of feed, seed, fertilizer, and agricultural lime products. This class differs from Pesticides Inspector 1* in that an incumbent of the latter functions at the entry level. This class differs from Pesticides Inspector 3 in that an incumbent of the latter functions as an area supervisor.

Competencies (KSA's):Competencies:
Dealing with Ambiguity
Intellectual Horsepower
Problem Solving
Informing
Time Management
Standing Alone
Written Communications
Composure
Ethics and Values
Listening
Patience
Understanding Others

Knowledge:
Building and Construction
Chemistry
Customer and Personal Service
Law and Government
Mathematics
Public Safety and Security

Skills:
Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Time Management

Abilities:
Deductive Reasoning
Oral Comprehension
Oral Expression
Problem Sensitivity
Written Comprehension
Written Expression
Manual Dexterity
Dynamic Flexibility
Extent Flexibility
Stamina
Static Strength
Far Vision