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Pesticide Control Specialist 1

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Pesticide Control Specialist 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-126 Previously Posted as (16-00421)
Application Due By 03/31/2017
Title Pesticide Control Specialist 1, including Pesticide Control Specialist Trainee 1 and Pesticide Control Specialist Trainee 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau

Long Island
Region 2
Materials Management

$41,317 - $69,182 Effective March 2016
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Permanent
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

• Conducts scheduled and unscheduled inspections of pesticide applicators, pesticide-producing
establishments and pesticide distributors, to ensure compliance with State and federal pesticide
laws, rules and regulations
• Investigates reported complaints of pesticide misuse and pesticide-related incidents to
substantiate and document violations of pesticide laws, rules and regulations through scheduled
and unscheduled inspections
• investigates unusual requests for products or services
• collaborate with State and local government agencies in the implementation of municipal
mosquito control programs
• provides detailed on-site monitoring of pesticide experimental use permits and Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 18 registrations (that allow the use of
a non-EPA registered pesticide in urgent, non-routine situations) to ensure full compliance with
the provisions and restrictions mandated by the permit or emergency exemption
• conducts detailed investigations of agricultural growers to determine compliance with the
Federal Worker Protection Standard to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers
who may come into contact with applied pesticides
• monitors and evaluates pesticide applicator and recertification training programs to ensure the
training programs meet requirements of pesticide certification and recertification training
• conducts pesticide certification examinations
• provides outreach and technical instruction on Pesticide Reporting Law and other pesticide
• reviews applications and issues permits to allow controlled application of restricted use aquatic
pesticides to certain water bodies
• proper preparation of inspection reports, permits and other pesticide program documentation
through paper files and electronic document management
• responds to telephone calls from the general public and regulated community

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 11 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): 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.

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 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. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. 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 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.