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Pesticide Control Specialist 2

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Pesticide Control Specialist 2
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-403
Application Due By 10/20/2017
Title Pesticide Control Specialist 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 5
Materials Management

$64,757 - $82,113 Effective 04/2017

Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
  1. Supervise the Regional Pest Management staff.
  2. Serve as the lead pesticide control specialist for the Region. This individual will be responsible for, and be the main point of contact for: the applicator certification program, pesticide compliance program, worker protection standards program, aquatic purchase permits, and aquatic pesticide permits. Working knowledge of these programs is essential.
  3. Train, mentor and review the work of the Regional Pest Management staff.
  4. Perform retail and use inspections, investigate complaints, and develop case referrals as necessary.
  5. Present at public speaking events to promote an understanding of the pesticides program, regulations and policies. As such, excellent verbal communication skills are essential.
  6. Provide technical review of aquatic pesticide permit applications and participate in their coordinated review process involving other Agencies and DEC Divisions.
  7. Conduct applicator certification exam sessions in both Warrensburg and Ray Brook locations.
  8. Participate in applicator certification and recertification training programs as required.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 19 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 70.4 transfer eligibles): a bachelor's or higher-level degree in the subject areas listed above AND two years of experience as a certified private or commercial pesticide applicator, in a position where your primary duties and responsibilities include reading and comprehending pesticide label requirements; mixing, loading, handling, and application of pesticides; selecting and recommending use of specific pesticides; calibrating pesticide application equipment; storing and disposing of pesticides and pesticide containers; pesticide use record keeping; and complying with all state and federal pesticide regulations. Include Your Current Certification Number on Your Application. Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer cannot be considered.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40-hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.