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Agricultural Services Administrator I

Environmental Program Manager

Recruitment #190227-L41A-01

Introduction


Location: Oklahoma City

This position will be responsible for the following work:
• Monitoring surface and ground water for pesticides and nutrients.  This will include conducting routine sampling of water leaving the large container nurseries, running the statewide surface and ground water sampling program, and remediation of contaminated sites due to spills or improper handling of materials.

• Supervising the investigation of Environmental Complaints – This will include investigating complaints, pulling samples, follow-up procedures, and tracking & reporting all Pesticide and Ag Resource related complaints and tips.  Includes the use of computers, digital photography, well drilling rig, and database for preparation of letters and when appropriate submission of findings to the Office of the General Counsel for further regulatory action.

• Oversee the apiary program including conducting and reviewing bee inspections, bee surveys, maintaining swarm catcher list, and answering bee complaint calls.

• Represent the agency on the Oklahoma Kill Response Management Team.  This is a committee composed of multiple state agencies and tribes to assist and respond to fish and aquatic organisms kills.  As a part of the committee you will provide technical assistance regarding pesticides and nutrients when they are involved in an event.  You will also be responsible for coordinating and responding to events that may involve pesticides and nutrients.

• Training programs, public speaking activities, and displays at meetings – This will include speaking at meetings about the agencies environmental programs.

• Oversee the proper closure of existing fertilizer facilities.

• Assist and Support the Agricultural Environmental Services Division with the AgPDES pesticide general permit program.

• Oversee the online Bee registry and crop sensitive viewer.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, organizing and directing the delivery of agricultural services and programs and the enforcement of state and federal laws regulating the agricultural industry.  Responsibilities consist of administrative and managerial work in organizing and directing a major program or division.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the level of complexity of assigned responsibilities, the program responsibilities assigned, and the breadth and scope of assigned programs.

Level I:
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities related to directing a major program, operation, or section, or other comparable agricultural services related to the enforcement and regulation of agricultural production and activities.  This may include responsibilities for a program such as livestock inspections and investigations in a designated area of the state, a statewide program for poultry testing and licensing, dairy and milk production, or agricultural mediation programs, responsibility for meat processing inspections or feedlot inspections in a designated area, or similar responsibilities.  In this role, incumbents will plan and direct various activities related to the assigned programs and perform related administrative tasks in reporting on program activities and accomplishments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, forestry, public administration, marketing, chemistry, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, or a closely related field and three years of experience in agricultural inspection, regulation or production, forestry, plant industries, laboratory management, consumer protection, or public administration, including two years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTE:  No substitution will be allowed for the required supervisory or administrative experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

• Attendance at some out-of-state meetings will be required.

• This position will require some overnight travel to better utilize time and expenditures since this position will do work statewide. 

• Applicant must be able to work around pesticides.

• Applicant must be able to work around bees.

• Applicants must be able to work in inclement weather or extreme weather conditions when necessary.

• Applicant will be expected to study and complete the examination for a well driller’s certification from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

• Applicant must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.

• Applicant will have responsibility for spills or fish kill events that occur during the evening and weekends.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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