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Agriculture Inspector 1 - Plant Protection (Tifton)

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Tifton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

We at the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) take our responsibilities to you very seriously and are committed to protecting and promoting Georgia's agriculture through superior service and leadership. The mission of the GDA is to protect consumers, promote agriculture, both locally and globally, and assist our customers using education, technology and a professional workforce. The vision of the GDA is to continue to be a globally recognized leader in agricultural excellence through a commitment to safety, quality, growth, and innovation.THIS POSITION IS ASSIGNED TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES (APPLICANT MUST RESIDE IN ONE OF THE COUNTIES LISTED OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE):The counties listed will be the primary area worked although employees may work in other areas of the state as needed:* Butts* Clayton* Dekalb* Fayette* Gwinnett* Jasper* Lamar* Monroe* Newton* Pike* Rockdale* Spalding* UpsonJob Summary:* Learns Plant Protection Programs* Inspects live plant growers and dealers (sod farms, nurseries, tree farms, etc.) to ensure compliance with state regulations and proper maintenance of plants.* Verifies compliance with Department-issued agreements and certifications for interstate and international export of plants, fruits, vegetables, etc.* Performs state and federal phytosanitary certification inspections as requested.* Performs apiary (bee) inspections as requested.* Monitors crops and/or environs for specific agricultural pestsOther Duties as AssignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Vocational or technical degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, pest control, entomology or a closely related field from an accredited college; or completion of a high school diploma or GED and one year of experience in the area of assignment; or two years of college which included 12 semester/20 quarter hours in chemistry or life sciences.Preferred Qualifications and Skills:* Completion of a bachelor's degree in agriculture, horticulture, biological sciences or a directly related field OR Ownership or management experience in an agricultural or horticultural business.* Working knowledge of Windows computer operating system and applications.Physical Demands:Incumbents in this job must work outdoors in varied terrain, including plant nurseries, greenhouses, agricultural production areas and apiaries for extended periods of time. Intermittent periods of walking, squatting, kneeling and driving. Must be able to life 50lb boxes. This job requires travel. May be responsible for providing transportation to work sites.NOTE: The Georgia Department of Agriculture conducts background checks on all final candidates. Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background and criminal records investigations and motor vehicle reports.HOW TO APPLY: Resumes may be submitted by adding to your profile in Team Georgia Careers.* Via Team Georgia Careers GDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided. Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the interview process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.If you need an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) ###-####.The position will be closed once a suitable candidate is identified *Vocational/Technical degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, pest control, entomology or a closely related field from an accredited college OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in the area of assignment OR Two years of college, which included 12 semester hours or 20 quarter hours in chemistry or life sciences.

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