Department of Agriculture Seasonal Positions


03RWP       Recycling & Waste Pesticide Program       Pierre (2 positions)


Title: Seasonal, Recycling & Waste pesticide program (2 positions)
Requisition #: 03RWP
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Salary: $10.49 per hour.
Supervisor: Program Administrator
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Description:

Position will assist Division of Agriculture Services with conducting it’s Pesticide container recycling and Waste Pesticide collections program. Persons selected will assist recycling program personnel in collecting, grinding, and/or dismantling for disposal all sizes of pesticide containers.  They will also help personnel collect, categorize, and load for disposal waste pesticides. Persons selected must possess good oral and written communication skills. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Frequent travel with some overnight stays required.

Example of Duties:

  • Position will include the following duties;
  • Loading and unloading containers using equipment such as a bobcat and forklift;
  • Grinding of pesticide containers in the preparation for recycling;
  • Use of power tools to cut up or dismantle large containers to prepare for disposal;
  • Pulling trailers to recycling events;
  • Directing program participants in proper preparations of containers for disposal.

Qualifications; Must be able follow oral and written directives. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel. Must be able to work with and around hazardous materials.

Time of Employment; May 1 to August 30, 2018 40 hours per week. Activities may be conducted outside of these dates based on successful applicants schedule and the needs of the Department.

Apply: Use a “State of South Dakota Seasonal Application” form.  Applications will need to have the Requisition Number and location listed above.  All jobs are listed under one seasonal Requisition Number. Applications are available from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office(s) or the Bureau of Human Resources.  Photocopies are acceptable. 

All applications must be sent to:
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Attn: Tom Gere
523 East Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD  57501
or email Tom Gere


Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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