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Job ID: 15974
Agency: Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources / Division of Agriculture and Environmental Services
Salary: $21.18 – $27.00 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GJ
Closing Date: 04/20/2021
For more information on the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, please visit http://denr.sd.gov/.
This position is in the Inspection, Compliance, and Remediation Program and will perform professional level environmental and physical science work requiring the application of basic scientific principles and practices while following established procedures and standards related to licensing, inspection and enforcement of industrial hemp rules. The selected candidate will work with senior colleagues on the implementation and enforcement of the industrial hemp program and other duties as assigned.
Duties may include the following:
- collection of environmental and industrial hemp samples, measurements, and obtaining information;
- organize, maintain and analyze environmental and hemp licensing information, sample results, production information and research conducted by industry groups on the growth and processing of industrial hemp;
- prepare technical reports and file reviews;
- conduct field inspections and prepare inspection reports;
- work closely with producers, industry groups, processors, local officials and other state departments on the implementation of the industrial hemp program;
- provide technical information and assistance to colleagues, other state and federal agencies, and members of the public in an excellent customer service manner;
- review environmental investigative reports, recommend necessary actions, and draft regulatory correspondence.
This position will require a valid driver’s license and occasional overnight travel. Fieldwork can occur in a wide range of weather conditions and may occasionally require the lifting of up to 50 pounds and may work around pesticides.
Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, fieldwork may require flexing the work schedule to include longer work days, weekends and holidays. The incumbent will be trained in the Incident Command System and will be available to work in South Dakota’s Emergency Operations Center during times when the Governor declares an emergency. This includes working outside the standard 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. workday, on holidays and weekends as necessary.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A bachelor’s degree in agronomy, environmental, or physical science and 0 to 2 years experience working as an environmental scientist, hydrologist, agronomist, or other related science or agricultural profession is preferred.
- federal and state laws, and regulations related to the growth and processing of industrial hemp;
- current best practices in industrial hemp regulation;
- principles and techniques of effective public relations and external communication;
- agricultural processes and practices;
- sampling and analysis techniques.
- communicate clearly and concisely verbally and writing;
- treat everyone as a customer, and provide exceptional customer service that exceeds the expectations of all customers;
- work independently and as a team.
- use basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
- pay attention to detail and ensure work is accurate and complete;
- set goals and work independently to achieve them;
- work cooperatively with coworkers and treat others with respect;
- work with regulated entities to gain compliance in a customer friendly manner;
- conduct work in a responsible and ethical manner;
- analyze situations accurately and formulate and suggest effective courses of action;
- communicate information clearly and concisely;
- gather, interpret, report, and use information concerning the development of the program;
- interpret and follow agency rules and regulations;
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and members of the industry.
Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach a resume, college transcripts, and recent writing sample (college term paper or technical report) to your application.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”