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Only applicants who meet the Minimum Requirements and meet selectives (966 Environmental Science and either 984 Business Information Technology or 139 Database) will be placed on the eligible list.

Develop, implement, monitor, and report federally and state funded pesticide Enforcement Program under Performance Partnership grant Administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under FIFRA.

  • Develop, implement and monitor state-wide regulations and/or policies including development of training and regulatory priorities relative to pesticide manufacturing, sale, distribution and use.
  • Identify, plan, communicate and effectuate completion of regulatory program goals.
  • Provide advanced planning and regulatory compliance assistance to regulated industry regarding containment structures for agricultural pesticides, certification and licensing of pesticide applicators, product registration, and other issues to minimize pesticide exposure to humans and the environment.
  • Monitor and report program activities to meet minimum standards of EPA to maintain IDALS eligibility for continued federal funding of program activities.
  • Assist with quality assurance roles as it pertains to grant eligibility programs generating environmental data.
  • Maintain working knowledge of grant environmental indicators, reporting and measures structure.

Instruct and disseminate work plan Activities to staff of pesticide investigators and provide strategy and lawful aspects of conducting various technical environmental audits, inspections and investigation.

  • Identify investigation strategy on a case-by-case basis.
  • Instruct investigators regarding lawful aspects of gathering evidence.
  • Disseminate annual outputs as per PPG work plan.

Implement procedures to review, process and validate pesticide product state registrations.

  • Work with Pesticide Bureau staff to maintain database processing flow of new and renewal pesticide products.
  • Communicate and coordinate with outside contracts regarding information exchange in pesticide registration status and fee collection.
  • Complete monthly database validations.

Identify regulatory priority areas based on annual environmental audits, measures, and data entries; communicate and effectuate statewide training and certification components for regulated industry.

  • Develop and manage database and computer applications to track status of environmental audits, regulatory status, and environmental indicators for specific projects.
  • Identify priorities and implement results into statewide environmental programs.

Represent the Department on statutory boards, technical advisory committees, or at outreach events as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

The equivalent of seven years of full-time economic, environmental, social, health care or agricultural program experience (at the local, regional, statewide, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: program content, related community resources, user problems, and program/treatment methods - demonstrated by one of these types of work; program counselor; program administrator; program trainer; technical assistant or program consultant.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

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966 Environmental Science 6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in the field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences to the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems. 984 Business Information Technology 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both, in business information technology including any of the following:  Support for management decision making using computer technology, i.e., computer decision support systems, billing, accounting, queries, data modeling, and IT/manager interface including support for individual, group and corporate goals and managerial concerns with the design, use and implementation of information technology.  Leveraging information technology in business strategy. 139 Database 6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in: Developing, installing and maintaining database management systems. Working in conjunction with the business application process staff to design specific database applications (assure that it can be loaded in and that it works as intended) Developing and enforcing data definition standards to ensure data can be used across work units

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To Apply:

Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button.  You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services - HRE, please submit a cover letter and resume to Gloria Stinson, HR Associate, IDALS Personnel Bureau, Wallace Building, Des Moines, IA 50319; or fax 515-281-8503; or email




Mailing Address: IDALS,  Wallace State Office Building,   502 E. 9th Street,  Des Moines, IA 50319:     PH: 515-281-5321
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