Agricultural Specialist

Recruitment #070620-MGCZ01-650100

Summary Statement

This class is responsible for maintaining the Pesticides sections Certification and Training program. This involves review and approval of pesticide training courses and entry into database, writing of pesticide certification exams, conducting training classes with applicators and prospective applicators, and proctoring and grading of examinations. Class is responsible for advising and assisting farmers and agri-businesses regarding compliance with environmental and pollution control statues and regulations. Class will conduct deer damage audits.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Organizes and conducts a program to assist farmers and agri-businesses in understanding and complying with environmental and pollution control laws and regulations.
  • Consults with and advises farmers and agri-businesses on compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations related to pollution affecting the farming community.
  • Maintains liaison with regulatory agencies, commercial and community organizations, educational institutions, and local governments regarding environmental programs as it relates to agriculture.
  • Develops and presents educational workshops and seminars and prepares articles, pamphlets and other educational materials.
  • Assists pesticides section with the Pesticides Certification and Education Program.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Agricultural Specialist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in pesticide application and safety standards.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in presenting training courses using a variety of training methods such as lecture, structured exercises, role play or group discussion as well as the use of training materials such as overheads, PowerPoint, handouts or videos.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.