This is professional forest pest management work at the managerial level. The Chief, Forest Pest Management is responsible for implementing, planning, directing and coordinating the administrative and technical phases of the Statewide forest pest survey and control program including group and aerial survey and pest management activities. This employee serves as the State’s expert on forest pests.
An employee in this class works under the administrative direction of an Assistant Secretary and confers with the Assistant Secretary on matters of policy and program objectives.
Work effectiveness is determined through conferences and evaluation of program results.
The employee supervises a staff of entomologists, plant disease specialists, agricultural inspectors, laboratory inspectors, laboratory assistants, clerical employees and seasonal employees engaged in work related to forest pests.
Directs the Department of Agriculture’s Forest Pest Management Section;
Plans, organizes and supervises the work of entomologists, plant disease specialists, agricultural inspectors, laboratory assistants and clerical personnel;
Develops Section operating rules and procedures in conformance with applicable laws and regulations and Departmental policies;
Provides technical guidance and prepares budgets for submission to an Assistant Secretary;Evaluates the effectiveness of programs conducted by subordinates throughout the state;
Directs the evaluation of new methods, pesticides or equipment used in pest management programs and the evaluation of control techniques under field conditions;
Serves as principal Departmental advisor on matters concerning forest and landscape tree pests and forest pest management;
Performs other related duties
Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.
Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.