Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 10-Oct-2019 to 24-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Plant Industries-Pesticide Control
  • MO, USA
  • 36,924
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays


PESTICIDE USE INVESTIGATOR
SALARY: $36,924
Full-time, benefited position

Do you want to help protect Missouri consumers? The overall goal of the Pesticide Program is to prevent unreasonable adverse effects of pesticide use on human health and the environment while helping assure the availability of pesticides needed to maintain our quality of life. This is accomplished by licensing pesticide applicators and dealers, registering pesticides and performing inspections and investigations in the enforcement of the Missouri Pesticide Use Act and the Missouri Pesticide Registration Act.  

This position will be domiciled in Pettis, Henry, Benton, or Johnson counties. Applicants in other areas considered if willing to relocate to one of these counties.

Job Description/Duties:

#1. Investigate public complaints and law enforcement agency referrals for possible violations of state and federal pesticide laws.

#2. Collect written statements, physical and documentary evidence, and prepare and submit detailed reports.

#3. Inspect pesticide applicators and dealers by reviewing use and sales records, storage areas and disposal practices for compliance with applicable statutes and standards.

#4. Inspect pesticide retail establishments for unregistered, cancelled or restricted-use pesticides.

#5. Provide educational and regulatory to the public and regulated community through various speaking engagements.

Ability to travel extensively in the performance of duties, including frequent overnight stays. Ability to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions. Proficient use of word, data and email processing.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

One year of experience in one or more of the areas described below and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in agriculture, plant or soil sciences, biology, environmental science, business administration or public administration.  (Graduate education in biology, chemistry, environmental science, entomology, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, or a closely related area may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required work experience.)

Special Qualifying Experience

1.  Professional or technical experience in the pesticide industry which affords a knowledge of property pesticide application, restriction and usage.

Special Requirements

1.  Ability to obtain proper pesticide certification in accordance with Department of Agriculture standards and timeframes.
2.  Ability to pass a medical exam as prescribed by the Department of Agriculture after a conditional offer of employment is made.

Special Qualifying Experience

1.  Professional or technical experience in the pesticide industry which affords a knowledge of proper pesticide application, restrictions, and usage. 

Application Process: If interested, please apply online at http://agriculture.mo.gov/hr/jobopps.php and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions to the email below:

HR@mda.mo.gov


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