State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PEST BIOLOGIST 3
Performs original evaluations of techniques and technology for use in program activities;
Develops methodology, informational material, web content and other intellectual products to support program activities;
Designs and implements monitoring programs to ensure compliance with state and federal natural resource regulations and requirements, including statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit(s);
Functions as a department expert for communicating regionally, nationally and internationally with researchers and various officials on scientific issues and State and national regulatory subjects;
Interacts with academic researchers, government researchers and subject matter experts;
Assesses feasibility of survey strategies;
Manages work conducted within a statewide fruit tree and/or planting stock certification project;
Travels to locations in the state and outside of the state to assess and evaluate pest populations and to evaluate field projects to provide input;
Compiles, analyzes and reports data on organisms of regulatory importance to satisfy state, federal and international reporting responsibilities;
Supervise assigned personnel.
Bachelor’s degree in a biologicalscience or closely allied field
Four years’ experience in pest and/orinvasive species taxonomy, methods development and design of survey protocols.
Class Specification History
New class code: (formerly 44772) effective July 1, 2007
Revised typical work, desirable qualifications: adopted June 22, 2023, Effective July 1, 2023.