You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-031-1 with your online or paper application.  If you are claiming education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.  (See address or fax # in “How To Apply.”) 

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-031

ISSUED   JUNE 15, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

AGRONOMIC PRODUCTS INSPECTOR

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Agronomic Products Inspector

51511

ST07

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will enforce Commonwealth laws, rules and regulations associated with a wide variety of agronomic products which include pesticides, animal feeds, pet foods, fertilizers, lime, soil conditioners, crop or garden seeds, or other products used for agricultural purposes.  You will inspect manufacturing plants, distribution points, and wholesale and retail outlets for compliance with Commonwealth laws; collect samples of pesticides, seeds, feeds, fertilizers and lime for analysis; check labels for adherence to applicable laws; administer pesticide certification tests; and investigate misuse of pesticide, and consumer complaints.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

 

You must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Two years of experience in the inspection of agronomic products and a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences or biological sciences or in a closely related field; 
 
OR
 
Four years of experience in the inspection of agronomic products and an associate’s degree in agricultural sciences or biological sciences or in a closely related field; 
 
OR
 
An equivalent combination of experience and training.  Appropriate graduate level training may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  If hired, you will work from your home, and report to one of the following 7 regional offices:  Gibsonia (Allegheny County); Altoona (Blair County); Meadville (Crawford County); Harrisburg (Dauphin County); Montoursville (Lycoming County); Collegeville (Montgomery County) and Tunkhannock (Wyoming County).

 

There are 2-3 positions filled annually.  

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

PA Department of Agriculture

Bureau of Human Resources

2301 Cameron St., Room 204

Harrisburg, PA  17110-9408

Telephone:  (717) 787-1065

Internetwww.agriculture.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your “Application.”  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-031-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application if you are claiming education to meet the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.

 

Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2011-031-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources Office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."