Agriculture Field Inspector II

CPS Field Inspector

Recruitment #220601-L16B-04

Introduction

 The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a full time Consumer Protection Services (CPS) Field Inspector in the Consumer Protection Service Division. This is a classified position (PIN #04000423) in state government. The State of Oklahoma offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is up to $38,474.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
This position is responsible for monitoring pre-construction termite treatments; conducting the routine inspection, performing Position Description: This position is responsible for monitoring pre-construction termite treatments; conducting the routine inspection, performing any required sampling, and completing all associated reports; investigation of pesticide complaints; check scales, price verification, follow-up procedures, and tracking & reporting all pesticide related complaints and tips using equipment such as computers, digital photography, and database for preparation of reports and electronic submission to central office; conducting and reporting on a variety of CPS Inspections; sampling of pesticide products and Ag Resource products:  as well as attending training programs, public speaking activities, displays at meetings. To operate and maintain monitoring and detection equipment; to apply research methodologies; to read and interpret plans and specifications of proposed facilities; and to perform a full range of inspections and investigations within the assigned area of specialization.

BASIC PURPOSE

Basic Purpose: Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, conducting, coordinating and supervising technical and professional work operations related to an assigned agricultural program or in an assigned area or district to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and to provide protection for consumers and others within the industry.  Responsibilities include performing inspections, grading, reporting, samplings, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and specialized functions such as market reporting.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

Level Descriptor:
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level for performing a full range of tasks involving investigation, analysis, and interpretation of state and federal laws.

In this role, employees will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical reports and records, and make recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct agricultural environmental, water, and other problems.  Some responsibility may be assigned for providing limited guidance and training to entry-level employees performing environmental program duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of procedures for inspecting, evaluating and grading various agricultural commodities; of state and USDA regulations governing the standards and transport of applicable agricultural products; of federal and state laws regarding packaging and other standards related to agricultural products; of environmental and sanitation standards; of materials and equipment used in the applicable agricultural industry; of various types of animal and plant diseases; of record keeping; of basic mathematics including percentages; of English usage; of methods and procedures of processing operations; and of the characteristics of applicable agricultural products. Ability is required to conduct inspections related to agricultural products, services, and facilities to determine compliance with established standards, laws and regulations; to follow complex oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to attend to several matters simultaneously;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural, biological, plant, animal, physical or natural science, food technology, or a closely related field plus one year of qualifying inspection experience or administrative or managerial experience in an agricultural related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or possession of the appropriate USDA license prescribed by the contract creating the position plus one year of qualifying inspection experience or administrative or managerial experience in an agricultural related field

NOTES

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