|Type of position||state government|
|Employer||State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|Salary||Grade/Salary: Grade 31(Confidential) – $68,432.00 – $93,184.00/Annually|
|Benefits||No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—”Dirigo” or “I lead”—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
• Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
|Closing date of competition||November 24, 2023|
|Date position available||October 30, 2023|
|Description of duties||
The Board of Pesticides Control is the state’s lead agency regulating pesticide use and sales. The Board of Control is affiliated with the Department for administrative and staffing purposes. Policy decisions are made by a seven-member board.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a high-visibility role that sits at the intersection of science and public policy, requiring frequent interface with the agricultural community, pest management professionals, the Maine legislature, environmental groups, the general public, and more. This position supervises a professional staff of 14. The work demands an even-tempered, science-literate leader who can manage numerous disparate tasks and priorities while directing work in ways that are clear, transparent, and responsive.
This professional supervisory position provides direction to pesticide regulatory programs for the State of Maine under the oversight of the BPC. To meet BPC mandates, this position oversees the following program areas: licensing pesticide applicators and distributors, registering pesticides used in the state, administering federal and state pesticide laws and regulations, and determining pesticide policy through regular public meetings. Responsibilities include administering laws and regulations, disseminating technical pesticide information, managing a budget, supervising professional staff, presenting to professional groups, and serving as the primary contact to the board and the Maine Legislature. Work is performed under administrative direction from the Division of Animal & Plant Health Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to candidates with management experience and public or private regulatory experience.
|Contact for additional information||For questions specific to this position, please contact Megan Patterson at (207) 592-0911.|
|Submit what||HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates need to complete and submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, Cover Letter, and detailed Resume at:
Direct Hire Application forms
|Submit to||HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates need to complete and submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, Cover Letter, and detailed Resume at:
Direct Hire Application forms
|Additional Information||There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.
If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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