STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PESTICIDES CERTIFICATION COORDINATOR
Class Code: 6873-22 Date Established: 01-07-93
Occupational Code: 3-1-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate the statewide Pesticide Applicator Certification Program and maintain certification records for the Department of Agriculture.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Schedules, administers and scores pesticide applicator exams in order to certify individuals in the Pesticide Applicator Certification Program.
· Develops and maintains data base management system to record and report information regarding applicator certification, enforcement case data, pesticide use reporting, and registration of pesticides.
· Develops standard certification procedures and reciprocity agreements with other states.
· Compiles data to prepare reports on pesticide applicator certification, enforcement cases, and pesticide usage.
· Receives and documents pesticide usage permit fees.
· Supervises the destruction of outdated, illegal, and other improper pesticides.
· Addresses classes at training sessions to explain policies and procedures pertaining to the application and destruction of pesticides.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in biology or other life sciences. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years' experience in the use of pesticides involving close and frequent contact with agricultural producers from an educational standpoint or similar relationship, two years' of which must have involved experience with computer systems, data base management, data entry and report writing. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of pesticides, their use and application procedures. Knowledge of office record keeping and reporting. Knowledge of examination techniques. Knowledge of arithmetic and systems of weights and measures. Some knowledge of pesticide certification policies, rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to explain rules and regulations. Ability to produce statistical reports. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 01/04/02