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Pesticide Regulation Consultant

Technical Consultant #1012


Expertise

  • Administration of a comprehensive structural pesticide regulatory program.
  • Supervise approximately 40 employees and direct a statewide pesticide regulatory program encompassing education and enforcement of state and federal laws.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain programs governing the registration, sale, and use of over 8,000 pesticides in South Carolina.
  • Oversee the certification and licensing of all private and commercial applicators.
  • Drafts and executes grant proposals, negotiates with EPA and other Federal agencies, prepare and administers grants totaling over $700,000 per year.
  • Coordinate employee training, quality control and accountability programs.

Experience

Department of Pesticide Regulation, University Assistant Department Head, 1998 - Present

Department of Pesticide Regulation, District Supervisor, 1996 - 1998

  • Review case files, prepare and, as necessary, present enforcement actions for administrative and criminal prosecution.
  • Insure that inspections, investigations and other required activities for one-third of the state were accomplished correctly.

Department of Fertilizer and Pesticide Control, Senior Pesticide Regulatory Specialist, 1993 - 1996

  • Trained new inspectors, performed quality control and performance audits of inspectors.
  • Wrote training materials related to pesticide and regulatory controls.

Department of Fertilizer and Pesticide Control, Pesticide Regulatory Specialist, 1986 - 1993.

  • Taught sessions, "Master Termite Technician" school.
  • Wrote, developed, and taught "Apprentice Termite Technician" school.
  • Wrote and developed "Wood Destroying Organism Inspection" instruction manual.

Wildlife International, Ltd. Aquatic Ecologist, 1986

  • Assisted with agricultural research.

Honors & Publications


University-Wide Research Fellowship, University of Georgia

Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Alabama

Achievement Scholarship Award, College of Idaho


Education

M.S. Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Thesis: "Colonization and Community Structure in a Guild of Net-Spinning Trichoptera"

B.S. Entomology, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

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