The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for two (2) Pest Control Inspector II for our Pest Management Division; the positions are located in the Phoenix office. The Pest Management Division (formerly Office of Pest Management (OPM)) is a division that licenses, educates and regulates the pest management industry. The Agency is guided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and state statutes and rules.
The position performs State Inspections of commercial businesses and persons applying pesticides in the structural settings. The position is responsible for collecting samples for laboratory testing; check structures to determine pest infestations and/or damage; read and analyze test reports; detect violations; inspect/investigate alleged violations of the Pest Management Division statutes and administrative codes; testifies as required and may assist in the training of new employees. An ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of structural pest application, and background in the pest industry. Write complete and accurate reports including the collection of evidence, describes the findings of inspections and investigations which may be used in court proceedings. Investigate case referrals from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to potential violations; submit complete and accurate inspection reports including case documentation and forms, submit reports and supporting documentation to the EPA for consideration of the inspected parties compliance with the EPA. Provide training and education to enable licensees to understand and be in compliance and to obtain the proper CEU’s to qualify for license renewal. You will be require to drive a state vehicle and travel around the state to conduct inspections and other duties as assigned.
Inspect commercial businesses and person applying pesticides in a structural settings.
Collect samples for laboratory testing
Complete required reports accurately and submit reports
Travel around state to complete required inspections, driving State vehcile
Federal and State laws pertaining to applying pesticides in a structural setting, Occupational, environmental, and public health and safety concerns including regulations and statutes pursuant to the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) and other regulatory authority jurisdictions, Basic toxicological effects of pesticides on human and animal health, as wells as the workers using the chemicals, including interpretation on labels, Use of equipment (including personal protective equipment), procedures and techniques used in monitoring, collecting samples which may contain toxic materials, Requirements for pesticide use, licenses and certifications, equipment, record keeping and reporting.
Investigation techniques and methods to obtain and evaluate evidence which can be used in court proceedings in civil, administrative or criminal jurisdictions, Verbal and written communication, strong inter-personal skills, independently identifying issues and developing effective solutions, Training techniques, Identification of occupational safety hazards, Technical report writing, Mathematical calculations; analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of technical data including laboratory analysis results, reports and plans in order to determine potential violations regarding applications and formulations, Computer Skills, proficient in Google Suite, MicroSoft Word , Excel, and PowerPoint.
Multi-task and prioritize assignments, Write technical reports, Work independently, Maintain diplomacy in stressful situations, Communicate and educate licensees, publicly, on administrative code and compliance, Ability to type by touch.
EPA Inspector Credentials or the ability to obtain within 9 months of employment
Have, or obtain Pest Management Division Certification in all license categories within 9 months of employment.
Arizona Drivers’ License
Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current Arizona driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving record and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). In state travel required.
The Arizona Department of Agriculture offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Mandatory condition of Employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in statue. Current contribution rate is 12.17%. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
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ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.