|Type of position
|The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Pesticide Compliance Program investigates all complaints of alleged pesticide misuse including human and animal exposure, pesticide drift, and plant damage. Pesticide compliance investigators respond to complaints related to possible misuse, improper storage, sales, distribution, and alleged pesticide licensing violations. Investigators conduct routine inspections of pesticide application businesses, marketplaces, distributors, importers, and manufacturers and monitor pesticide applications.
We are seeking to fill a Pesticide Compliance Investigator position that will be based out of the Moses Lake WSDA Office and operate primarily in Adams, Grant and Franklin Counties Washington. This position will conduct high quality inspections and investigations relating to the manufacture, distribution, storage, and use of pesticides.
Note: These positions are eligible for compressed work schedules, telework, and/or a hybrid schedule. These positions will have regular daytime travel with occasional overnight travel.
|Washington State Department of Agriculture
|Description of Employer
|AGRICULTURE – A Cornerstone of Washington’s Economy
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has been serving the state for more than 100 years. Through service, regulation, and advocacy, we keep agriculture viable and vital in Washington State, while protecting consumers, public health, and the environment. We work extensively with farmers and ranchers, but our responsibilities – from ensuring food safety to environmental protection – touch the lives of millions of people locally, nationally, and abroad.
The agency includes 780 employees approximately and grows close to 1,000 employees at the peak of seasonal work. To learn more and view additional openings, please visit our Employment Page.
|Moses Lake, WA
|$55,224.00 – $74,376.00 Annually
A healthy work/life balance, which may include flexible work schedules, and teleworking.
|Closing date of competition
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Some of what you’ll be doing:
Additionally, you must be eligible for and able to obtain the following upon hire:
|Contact for additional information
|Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact the Human Resource Office at [email protected].
|You must complete your careers.wa.gov profile and answer the supplemental questions. In addition to completing the online application, and supplemental questions applicants must attach the following documents to their profile to be considered for this position:
· Current resume detailing experience and education.
· A cover letter describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position.
· Three professional references.
By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.
Applications with comments “see attachments” will be considered incomplete.
|Please apply directly on the Careers.Wa.Gov Site here – https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4250530/pesticide-compliance-investigator-moses-lake?keywords=Pesticide%20Compliance%20Investigator%20-%20Moses%20Lake&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
|The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified, and documentation may be required. Applications received via e-mail will not be accepted in lieu of applying through the state’s on-line recruitment system.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Department of Agriculture celebrates our differences. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, genetics, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the agency mission. Having a diverse workforce is this agency’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures to provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone.
Prior to a new appointment into the Department of Agriculture, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
The Human Resources Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.
Veteran’s Preference: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For additional information on Veteran’s Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
Persons with a disability, who need assistance with their application or need this announcement in an alternative format, may call 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.