TDA-ACP-Structural Pest Control Integrated Pest Management Specialist (Internal) (57998)

Texas Department of AgricultureAustin, TX
Paid Internship

8 months ago


Job Title

TDA-ACP-Structural Pest Control Integrated Pest Management Specialist

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Job Overview

The Structural Pest Control Integrated Pest Management (SPCI) Specialist will perform consultative and technical assistance work for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Agriculture and Consumer Protection (ACP) Division. The primary role will involve ensuring the monitoring and appropriateness of pesticide use throughout Texas in accordance with statutory requirements. This position requires knowledge of integrated pest management practices and expertise in structural pest control. The SPCI Specialist will work under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $3,850.00 - $4,000.00 per month (Monthly)


  • Review incident reports, complaint files, and inspection results for accuracy and completeness and forward them to TDA Enforcement staff when appropriate.
  • Serve as a point of contact for constituents and assist with questions on the qualification process for exams and other exam duties required for the program.
  • Evaluate and approve training and educational courses for re-certification sponsorship or continuing education.
  • Provide technical expertise and serve as a liaison to school districts in incorporating established standards into Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing public education/information programs on structural pest control techniques.
  • Attend SPC Advisory Committee meetings and record minutes.
  • Participate in the planning, development, implementation, and training of structural pest control compliance and monitoring plans.
  • Prepare and make presentations on pesticide use and integrated management techniques in controlling pests.
  • Prepare administrative reports to analyze program effectiveness.
  • Follow all TDA policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (one year of work experience related to the primary duties may substitute for one year of college).
  • Two (2) years of work experience in a technical program related to agriculture, consumer protection, or environmental protection, or experience conducting inspections for TDA.
  • Experience associated with pest management, pesticide management, or integrated pest management.
  • Work experience developing/preparing training/educational materials, policies and procedures, or experience in training, teaching, or presenting information in a group setting.
  • Knowledge of integrated pest management practices and pesticide state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence and using a computer and applicable software.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data, prepare reports, and communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Bilingual speaking and writing ability in both English and Spanish preferred.

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$18.46 - $23.74

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Austin, TX | $3,339/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,575

  • Miscellaneous$832

  • Food$378

  • Utilities$296

  • Transportation$258


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