Pesticide Control Specialist 1 Spanish Language

Grade 18

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  1. Pesticide Control Specialist 1 Spanish Language

    Grade 18

  2. Pesticide Control Specialist 2 Spanish Language

    Grade 21

Summary of Job Description

As a Pesticide Control Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), under general supervision, you would be responsible for enforcing State and Federal pesticide laws and regulations, including the NYS Pesticide Reporting Law of 1996 and the Neighborhood Notification Law of 2000. You would inspect the operations of pesticide producing establishments, pesticide distributors and establishments selling pesticides. You would conduct pesticide use observations for agricultural and non-agricultural pesticide applications. You would inspect registered pesticide business/pesticide use operations, recordkeeping, worker protection practices and pesticide notification and posting. You would inspect purchase and sale records of dealers selling and purchasing restricted use pesticides. You would conduct pesticide applicator certification and recertification training and examinations. You would provide technical review, and issue and monitor aquatic pesticide permits. You would provide pesticide information, interpret regulations, and make presentations to the public and other interested parties or agencies. You would investigate pesticide use complaints, collect pesticide samples and prepare inspection reports. You would implement the Federal Worker Protection Standards Program. You might be called upon to provide information for use in court prosecution or to be a witness in administrative hearings or court proceedings.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

If you are selected for appointment as a Pesticide Control Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), you will be required to demonstrate proficiency in that language.  Proficiency must be at a level which will permit you to perform the duties of the position satisfactorily.

Open Competitive: a Bachelor’s or higher level degree in agronomy, agriculture, agricultural engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, entomology, environmental science, environmental studies, natural resources, forestry, forest biology, horticulture, biology, botany or plant pathology.

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