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Job Title

PESTICIDE INVESTIGATOR

Job Code

05145 PESTICIDE INVESTIGATOR

Auto req ID

15823BR

Location

Cerro Gordo County

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Department

009-Agriculture

Salary Minimum

$45,323

Salary Maximum

$68,723

Job Description

The territory for this position is Cerro Gordo and surrounding counties.

Investigates incidents of alleged pesticide misuse including proper collection, preparation and maintenance of investigative evidence in accordance with current SOP’s and quality assurance plan.  Prepares a comprehensive and complete investigation report for each investigation in a timely manner.
 
Conducts inspections at pesticide retailers and distributors to monitor compliance with state and federal pesticide registration laws and regulations.  Prepares an inspection report.  Violations to be properly and completely documented.  Official Notices or Stop Sale Orders properly executed and documented.
 
Conducts inspections at pesticide applicator businesses to monitor compliance with state and federal pesticide laws and regulations including applicator records, sales of Restricted Use Pesticides, FIFRA 25(b) Section 24(c) and Section 18 registrations, as well as applicator certification and licensing.  Prepares a written inspection report.  Violations to be properly and completely documented.  Field actions for violations noted.
 
Conducts inspections at pesticide producing establishments to monitor compliance with federal pesticide laws and regulations.  Collects samples and prepares a comprehensive inspection narrative report according to federal guidelines.  Violations to be properly and completely documented.
 
Administers written examinations for pesticide applicator certification.  Monitors pesticide certification continuing instruction meetings to assure providers are following approved agendas and prepares a report summarizing the training.  Occasionally makes presentations to groups at continuing instruction training sessions covering pesticide laws and regulations.
 
Conducts other pesticide inspections and investigations as assigned including EPA experimental use investigations, EPA import/export inspections, worker protection inspections, child resistant packaging inspections, EPA container/containment inspections and prepares appropriate written reports.
 
Conducts use investigations to monitor commercial applicator compliance with label use directions and compliance with licensing/certification requirements.   Conducts Pollinator Environmental Incident Investigations and prepares comprehensive report in a timely manner.   Conducts inspections of private pesticide applicator records according to USDA protocol.    Assists office staff with processing license and certification applications and renewals as needed.
 
 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, or other agricultural sciences that deal with the care of agricultural plants and animals.  Must be able to successfully complete the requirements for certification as a pesticide applicator within six months of employment and must obtain EPA credentials within 12 months of employment.

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

Additional Qualifications

In addition to applying through the Department of Administrative Services, 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 Gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

02-Aug-2015

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.

 

Job Title

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN 2

Job Code

00292 ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN 2

Auto req ID

15866BR

Location

Polk County

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Department

009-Agriculture

Salary Minimum

$33,737

Salary Maximum

$49,400

Job Description

This position is open ONLY for permanent employees of the Iowa Department of Agriculture.  Candidates in any status other than permanent are not eligible to apply.

Responsible for more than 1/3 of the Department’s claims processing; requires extensive knowledge of EDAS-SAE, Department and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.  Provide preliminary audit of field staff monthly travel claims; ensure that all claims are charged to the appropriate funding sources and online claims into the state accounting system for payment.  Process various including invoices. Verify accuracy of invoices; distribute costs as indicated to the proper funding sources and online claims into state accounting system for payment.  Requires significant knowledge of Department’s chart of accounts, accounting structure, and cost accounting processes.
 
Rotate in the validation and desktop deposit team as directed.  Verify accuracy of the daily validation as a cross-check before the weekly deposit is prepared to go to the bank.
 
Water Qualify Project Practices:  Act as the technical expert on practice payments for the Water Quality initiative.  Work with the accountant 2 who manages the WQI projects to ensure practices are eligible under project agreements and meet project guidelines.  Ensure that practices follow FARMS payment guidelines and have additional required WQI documentation.  Prepare GAX for eligible applicant and send warrant.
 
Fixed Assets:  Act as the fixed asset expert for the Department.  Includes adding, deleting and modifying assets in the I/3 fixed asset system.  Maintain accurate asset depreciation information for vehicles, lab equipment, IT equipment and other equipment.  Conduct a physical inventory every two years.  Work with the auditors during annual audit regarding fixed asset testing.  Prepare detailed reporting for the GAAP package.  Dispose of assets through the online auction site or other authorized methods.
 
Maintain an inventory of envelopes and license forms.  Project on a regular basis the usage and requirement for each bureau/program to ensure inventory is sufficient.  Reallocate cost of inventory usage to proper cost center.  Prepare order for inventory not less than annually or as situation dictates.
 
Reallocate postage and mail costs from central unit to proper program or bureau on a monthly basis.  Perform other cost allocations as requested by bureau chief.
 
Maintain accurate and detailed records for accounts that require monthly payments on numerous orders of goods or services.  Make payment not less than monthly from account statement with supporting documentation.
 
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or requested.
 
 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalency and four years of clerical accounting experience which involved the compilation, tabulation, examination, verification or recording of financial, statistical or related fiscal programs using elementary bookkeeping principles and practices.

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

Additional Qualifications

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 Gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

Post Close Date

10-Aug-2015

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 Gloria.stinson@iowaagriculture.gov

 

 

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