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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
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-00115+
Application Due By 5/27/16
Title Pesticide Control Specialist 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Stony Brook
Region 1
Materials Management/Pesticides
Salary:
Grade:
21
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Provisional+
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Provide information to assist Department legal staff, Environmental Conservation Officers, prosecutors and Environmental
Protection Agency staff to support alleged violations of State or federal pesticide laws; provides technical instruction, advice and guidance to the regulated community and other constituents and develops programs to ensure compliance with pesticide laws, rules and regulations; acts as Department contact for bio-terrorism and other potential security issues involving pesticides; collaborates with State, local and municipal government agencies in the development of mosquito and black fly control programs in response to West Nile Virus and other health concerns; drafts consent orders and recommends appropriate fines based on guidelines; drafts terms and conditions of compliance schedules; oversees processing and investigation of pesticide complaints and enforcement cases and assigns complaint investigations requested by EPA; prepares report results and enforcement data for EPA; supervises detailed investigations of pesticide-related accidents and other accidental exposure; coordinates emergency efforts to minimize potential hazards to human health and the environment, under the direction of the PCS3; assists in drafting legislative initiatives; serves as regional contact for media and legislative referrals; coordinates assessments of pesticide concerns of internal Department units and external state & county health departments; assists local communities. Will be required to speak at outreach events, training events public meetings and other public forums.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

+Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:

One year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Pesticide Control Specialist 1

OR

a bachelor's or higher-level degree in agronomy, agriculture, agricultural engineering, animal science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, entomology, environmental science, geology, environmental studies, natural resources, forestry, forest biology, aquatic biology, marine biology, wildlife biology, horticulture, botany, or plant pathology. AND four 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 the disapproval of your application.

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

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.
or

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.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting unless you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.

Additional Comments

Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response and available to respond to after- hour's emergencies. 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. Will be subject to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991, which requires employee testing for drug and alcohol abuse. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds.

Previously posted as 16-00102.

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

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

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.