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State of Nevada AGRICULTURIST 4 in Nevada



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Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy

Department: Agriculture (http://www.agri.nv.gov/)

Division: Plant Industry

Location: Reno, Sparks

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 40532

Open to all qualified persons.



Close Date:





Phone: (775)684-0147

Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted

for another 1 Days 18 Hrs 9 Mins

The Position

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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

This is an Agriculturist 4 position for the Department of Agriculture located in Sparks. This position oversees the state noxious weed, weed free, bio control, and rangeland health programs providing critical educational, outreach and enforcement services. This includes managing federal grants for treatment projects and overseeing program specific staff. This position coordinates with local governments as well as state, federal, and tribal partners and supervises and coordinates the work of seasonal and technical staff involved in enforcement, field inspections and surveys, biocontrol agent monitoring, and weed free certification. This position requires extensive travel across the state and may require working occasional evenings and weekends. 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.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in agricultural science or related field and three 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, and agricultural produce grading; OR two years of experience as an Agriculturist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Requirements

This position requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.

Additional Position Criteria

Experience with Nevada noxious weed species is required. Experience with plant identification is required.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications 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.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Do you have experience managing grants? If so, please describe your experience/ability.

2) What level of experience do you have making public presentations? Please describe.

3) Do you have experience writing formal letters of correspondence? If so, please describe.

4) Please describe any supervisory experience including where it was gained.


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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