Agricultural Biologist Job Description

October 5, 20110 Comments

·          Agricultural Biologist Job Description and Profile

The job of agricultural biologist is to receive the training and engaging in regular training. He or she will have to do the work under supervision. The job includes various tasks of increasingly responsible inspection of agricultural fields as well as related duties as required.  The agricultural biologist must learn to apply and enforce various agricultural laws and regulations to obtain Agricultural Biologist license within the first year of employment to qualify for higher Agricultural Biologist position.

·          Duties and Specifications

       An agricultural biologist has to fulfill a lot of duties and responsibilities perfectly as he or she will have to start from a learning level so here are the following duties:

  • He or she will have to first of all investigate any complaint related to pests and agricultural pesticides and violations of State or Federal laws as well.
  • He or she will have to oversee about the products and conducts various inspection of agricultural products ensuring compliance with regulations,
  • He or she will have to be very sure about the verification of certificate requirements for import and export as well as pest cleanliness in the products.
  • He or she will always have to review the rules and regulations in pesticide storage and use as it is related to the health.
  •  He or she has to be sure about the worker safety and health from the pesticides
  • He or she will have to also do the registration work related to the issues permits of pesticides; and registers pest control advisors and operators.
  • He or she has to be determined about the pests so has to detect the introduction of detrimental types of pests through surveys, examination, sampling, trapping to do it perfectly.
  • He or she will have to follow the regulation of carriers; and controls and eradicates insects, pest plants nematodes and diseases according to approved procedures.
  • He or she has to prepare the reports also so for that will have to gather and compile necessary evidences and prepares corresponding reports and update time to time.
  • He or she has to collect the information and then submit the official samples necessary for the verification in the work.
  • He or she will have to take care about the enforcement of various regulations.
  • He or she should always try to obtain and disseminates data on agricultural commodities to apply the knowledge.
  • He or she has to provide the sound advices to landowners in the control of common pests and will have to work for that.
  • He or she has to take care about the nurseries also so has to conduct inspections on nurseries
  • He or she has to do the evaluation of nursery license applications to ensure compliance with State requirements.

·          Skills and Specifications

A person should have the following skills and specifications to be an agricultural biologist:

  • The candidate should have the ability to establish harmonious public relations in order to keep the working process perfect and should also coordinate with them.
  • He or she should have the ability to learn inspection methods as will have to do the inspection work.
  • He or she should have the ability to learn to interpret and fully apply the provisions of regulations related to agricultural inspection to do the work smoother.
  • The candidate should have the ability to do the work of organization so should have the organizational skills and prioritize all agricultural work.
  • He or she should have the ability to write and keep accurate records perfectly as he or she will have to prepare the reports.
  • As it will be the starting level so candidate should have the ability to learn to recognize and identify plant products as well as pests.
  • The candidate should have the ability to learn appropriate controls for pests and other methods of stopping them.
  • He or she should have the ability to engage effective oral presentations perfectly and effectively.

·          Education and Qualifications

  • The candidate should at least have the Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • The candidate having Agriculture or Biology course will be preferred
  • He or she needs to Possess valid license as County Agricultural Biologist, as issued by State Department of Food and Agriculture.

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