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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/30/22

Applications Due10/14/22

Vacancy ID113548

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitlePesticide Control Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade21

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $71496 to $90657 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Queens

Street Address 47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City


Zip Code11101

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications For Provisional Appointment:
One year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Pesticide Control Specialist 1.


A bachelor’s or higher-level degree in in agronomy, agriculture, agricultural engineering, animal science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, entomology, environmental science, geology, environmental studies, natural resources, forestry, forest biology, aquatic biology, marine biology, wildlife biology, horticulture, botany, or plant pathology AND four years of experience as a certified private or commercial pesticide applicator, in a position where your primary duties and responsibilities include reading and comprehending pesticide label requirements; mixing, loading, handling, and application of pesticides; selecting and recommending use of specific pesticides; calibrating pesticide application equipment; storing and disposing of pesticides and pesticide containers; pesticide use record keeping; and complying with all state and federal pesticide regulations. INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT CERTIFICATION NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION. Failure to do so will result in the disapproval of your application.
Additional Language For Non-Competitive Promotion:
If there are no more than three individuals interested from among the interested qualified applicants, it may be possible to make a permanent appointment via non-competitive promotion.

Duties Description Under the direction of a Pesticide Control Specialist 3, the incumbent assists in drafting legislative initiatives; serves as regional contact for media and legislative referrals; coordinates assessments of pesticide concerns of internal Department units and external state & county heath departments; assists local communities in the development of Lake Management Plans that establish a comprehensive approach to removing, treating and controlling unwanted vegetation from lakes and waterways and identifying long-term strategies that reduce the dependence on pesticide to achieve these goals; reviews and makes recommendations to proposed Department publications and brochures for use by the public, provides supervision, and oversees the implementation of the pesticide Reporting Law and Integrated Pes Management programs, compliance strategies, and applicator records evaluation.
The incumbent also provides information to assist Department legal staff, Environmental Conservation Officers, prosecutors and Environmental Protection Agency staff to support alleged violations of State or federal pesticide laws; provides technical instruction, advise and guidance to the regulated community and other constituents and develops programs to ensure compliance with pesticide laws, rules, and regulations; acts as Department contact for bio-terrorism and other potential security issues involving pesticides; collaborates with State, local and municipal government agencies in the development of mosquito and black fly control programs in response to West Nile Virus or other health concerns; drafts consent orders and recommends appropriate fines based on guidelines; drafts terms and conditions of compliance schedules; oversees processing and investigation of pesticide complaints and enforcement cases and assigns complaint investigations requested by EPA; prepares report results and enforcement data for EPA; supervises detailed investigations of pesticide-related accidents and other accidental exposure; and coordinates emergency efforts to minimize potential hazards to human health and the environment.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40-hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. Will be subject to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991, which requires employee testing for drug and alcohol abuse. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

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Name Scott Mathews

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email or mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include #22-819 on your resume or it may not be accepted.

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